By Justin Drabick

By Justin Drabick

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temperatures surged to around 70 degrees today in areas that saw plenty of sunshine, but a developing storm system over the mid-Atlantic will increase the clouds and bring some rain to the region.  Not all areas today saw the sunshine, as some thunderstorms developed in eastern Ocean County today and produced some hail.  The storm system will move very slowly over the next 48 hours as it develops off the coast.

Shower chances will increase tonight with low temperatures in the 50s.  Expect some periods of rain through the day on Wednesday with highs around 60, as the storm slowly moves through the region.  The storm will begin to lift northeast on Thursday and intensify keeping the threat for some showers around.  Behind the storm, a cold pocket of air with breezy Northwest winds will settle in on Thursday, keeping highs well below average in the 50s.  Overall rainfall amounts of .5″-1″ are expected with the highest amounts South & East of Philadelphia.  Drier conditions along with some sunshine will return for Friday with highs back into the low to mid 60s.

Justin Drabick