PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hold on to your hats today as the region gets ready for damaging wind gust that will stick around all day. Friday will feature partly sunny skies and noticeably cooler afternoon temperatures. However, the weather headliner today is the strong winds.
We could see sustained winds in the 20-30mph range most if not all day, with gusts at times reaching as high as 50 to at times 60 mph. This has prompted a High Wind Warning for the entire region.READ MORE: Masks Still Required Indoors In New Jersey Despite CDC's New Guidance
Scattered power outages are likely to come out of this in addition to some tree damage. It’s a great time to secure outdoor furniture and charge your devices.
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Winds will be relentless through overnight as temperatures fall into the low 40s on the last night of April.
Winds will remain breezy Saturday morning sending our wind chill values into the 30s region-wide as many get their weekend started. A departing system over New England can send a few bouts of snow over our local mountains before departing early Saturday morning. After a chilly start on Saturday, temperatures should be comfortable but cool by the afternoon. We will rise into the middle 60s on Saturday under a mostly sunny sky.MORE NEWS: 2 Teens Rushed To Hospital After Double Shooting In Kensington, Police Say
By the end of the weekend, heat returns with highs near 80 Sunday afternoon. The day should turn out lovely with partly sunny skies and with a stray shower possible, mainly north.