By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — THAT is the question. But let’s talk about Tuesday first.

Tuesday will be an in between day. That is, the Delaware Valley will sit between fronts, a warm front which passed through this morning and a cold front which will do the same later tonight. What does that mean for your day?

Some sun will filter in amongst the clouds, making for a partly sunny yet mild day. Highs will run around 5 degrees above average for this time of year. Rain associated with the aforementioned cold front will move in tonight, and move out early tomorrow morning, allowing for a nice next couple of days.

The total lunar eclipse will be taking place Wednesday morning. This cold front should sweep through in time to give many a pretty good look at this rare celestial event. Although the partial eclipse will begin a few hours earlier, the time to catch the peak will be from 6:27 AM through 6:55 AM. Not only will the eclipse be on the decline after that, but the moon will be setting below the horizon and the sun will be rising as well.

Looking ahead, the next chance of rain will be later on Friday, as we’ll be tracking a disturbance to the south. The weekend looks to be mixed as of now.

Today’s Highs:

Philly – 75
Shore – 74
Poconos – 66

On this day in weather history…

1749 – A hurricane passed a short distance offshore from VA to NJ. On the Delaware Bay at Lewes, the raging ocean cut a passage through the beach near Cape Henlopen into the Bay with a 5′ clearance, wide enough so that small boats could sail through. In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was watching this storm. Being reported first in NC then VA, he drew confirmation for his hypothesis made with the hurricane of Oct 22, 1743, that coastal storms moved from the southwest and were preceded by northerly winds.