By Geoffrey Bansen
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The rain has finally ended for the Delaware Valley. While the extreme early risers may have needed the umbrella this morning, many were spared a soggy commute.
Philadelphia saw 1.17″ of rain as totals ranged generally from 1-2″ across the area, but as we stated yesterday, areas to the north and west saw higher amounts. Mount Pocono saw 3.96″ overall, but set a daily rainfall record for October 28th with 3.70″, breaking the old record of 3.60″ set back in 1937. Everyone is now being treated to some breaks of sun as skies begin to gradually clear.
Speaking of treating, temperatures today will be a ‘treat’ if you like warmer weather, but unfortunately they will prove more of a ‘trick’ once the day is done. A high of 72 was reached shortly after midnight as temperatures briefly rose overnight, and while we are now back in the mid 60s, we expect to hit that high once again around lunchtime. Anything in the 70s is certainly a warm day for late October! As another cold front moves through this evening, temperatures will quickly plummet. Friday morning’s low will only be in the mid 40s around Philadelphia, and will only rebound into the upper 50s to near 60 tomorrow afternoon despite more sunshine. Halloween looks to stay cool with some sunshine as well, before an approaching front brings in more clouds and perhaps a shower on Sunday.