By Geoff Bansen
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s a cloudy, foggy start to the day, but not to far up above the low clouds is bright sunshine. We expect the fog to lift later this morning and give way to brighter skies, which will allow temperatures to rise to near record highs. The record high for today is 79, and the morning low only dropped to 66, so there won’t be a long way to go. All of this warm air is being ushered in as the Delaware Valley sits ahead of a cold front. A southwest wind will be picking up as a result, so expect breezy conditions today as well.
Eventually, the cold front will reach us and bring about some changes. Scattered showers will move through this evening, generally bring only .05-.1″ of rain. There could be an embedded thunderstorm, which would raise those totals a bit. This front won’t have huge weather implications, but it will stall a bit as it moves off shore, meaning lingering showers and clouds through the beginning of the weekend. Skies will slowly clear from northwest to southeast.
The Poconos will be the first to see some sun on Saturday, with Philadelphia seeing some as well by the later afternoon. If you made plans down the shore, Saturday will be a lost cause for sunshine, but the entire Delaware Valley will see plenty of it on Sunday. The other story will be the departure of this week’s warmth; highs will be in the low to mid 60s Saturday and only the mid to upper 50s on Sunday.