A Taste Of Fall As You Step Out The Door

By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This morning, it was chilly in Philly! The low this morning fell all the way to 60 degrees, the lowest temperature of the month. August continues to run below average … but who’s complaining, right? Certainly not the energy bill.

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After the early morning hours, temperatures will warm up into the upper 70s, which is still cool. Our forecast high for Philadelphia is 79, which is the average high temperature from September 12-15! Still, it will feel unusually comfortable and pleasant during the day, with abundant bright sunshine.

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Philadelphia’s own Taney Dragons play today in the Little League World Series! If you are heading up to Williamsport to catch them in action, expect cool, but nice conditions. Go Dragons!

Saturday will feature similar conditions, and will be the better half of the weekend. A system approaches from the west on Sunday, and will bring showers and perhaps an afternoon thunderstorm to the area. We don’t believe it will be a washout; in fact, many areas up north should see some afternoon sunshine after a round of morning showers.

Today’s Highs:
Philly — 79
Shore — 78
Poconos — 68

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On This Day In Weather History:
1988 — Thirty-five cities in 20 states in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. In Baltimore MD, the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100 degrees or above were reported in 22 states. Pierre, SD was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees.