By Kate Bilo

By Kate Bilo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A brisk and cold start to the New Year on Thursday, but temperatures were actually right on target for early January, the average high is 41 and we actually surpassed that today. The problem, once again, was the wind. Gusts over 30 mph at times made it feel 10-15 degrees colder than it actually was today. The winds will back off some for Friday, but it’s still brisk and seasonably chilly.

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We do have warmer weather to look forward to over the weekend, but before you get too excited – it’s only for one day and it’s also a wet day. The storm approaches late Saturday with rain beginning by afternoon and continuing into the overnight hours as a warm front lifts through.

Sunday we’ll be in the warm sector of said storm, and temperatures will surge to the low 60’s – about five degrees from the record! But watch for showers and maybe even a rumble of thunder along with the rain on Sunday, and behind that storm, another noticeable dip in the mercury as we head back to the 30’s for highs next week.

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The weekend storm looks like a rainmaker for most of us, due to the influx of warm moist air with the system, but it could begin as some snow or a wintry mix in the Poconos on Saturday and Saturday night before changing to rain.

Our next chance for snow in the city comes next Tuesday, as a weak disturbance moves through with the chance for a few scattered snow showers – other than that, no major snow chances on the horizon at the moment.

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