By Katie Fehlinger
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The final days of May will remain well above average in the temperature department. Daytime highs should still easily hit anywhere from the low to upper 80s right through Sunday! (Normal temperatures during this time usually climb to the upper 70’s.) It’s welcomed warmth for summer lovers; however, the Delaware Valley is also entering into a more active weather pattern.
We could truly use a good soaking rain at this point, especially through the Lehigh Valley and Poconos, where a moderate drought is underway. Right now, the best chances for that dousing come Wednesday afternoon and evening, and then again Saturday night into Sunday. Any storms Wednesday could produce locally strong wind gusts and heavy downpours, and the timing is a little less than ideal since they arrive around the peak of evening rush along I-95 and through the city.
Meanwhile, a weekend frontal boundary triggers a renewed threat for rain and thunderstorms. In between fronts, we’ll see a brief break in the worst of the humidity Friday and Saturday, and have generally quiet weather with some sunshine to enjoy.
In short, we’ve got some great excuses to hit the swimming pool in the days ahead, but keep your ears perked! If you hear thunder, always head indoors.