By Llarisa Abreu

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An approaching cold front will likely bring rain, scattered thunderstorms and possibly some strong winds over the course of the next few hours, before clearing the region heading into the early morning hours of Sunday.

There is a wind advisory for the entire region until 1 a.m. Sunday.

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The concern will be the highest from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday across eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs, the worst of the thunderstorms will come between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. During this time, there will likely be brief periods of heavy rain and wind gusts that could reach 50+mph or stronger in some of the more potent thunderstorms.

There is a chance for severe weather Saturday night as well, as the front works across the area. The biggest threat will be the aforementioned strong winds, but a brief spin up tornado is still not ruled out. CBS3 will remain weather aware until the front completely clears the area a little after midnight.

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Once the front exits, we will watch for clearing skies and winds to remain fairly breezy out of the west. Temperatures will drop quickly behind the front too. Lows tonight will only be in the low 40s. Sunshine returns for the end of the weekend.

Sunday afternoon will be much colder though with highs staying in the upper 40s and winds remaining gusty at 10-20mph but gusts tomorrow could be as high as 25+mph. Most of the work week will be above normal every day.

Highs Monday through Wednesday will be in the low to mid 50s with sun skies. We rocket into the low 60s for Thursday with a few extra clouds, but it should stay dry before a brief return to the 50s on Friday. Another jump to the 60s could be possible early next weekend.

TONIGHT — Thunderstorms, Some Strong To Severe. Low 40
TOMORROW — Sunny, Colder and Windy. High 48
MONDAY — Sunny. High 53
TUESDAY — Sunny. high 55
WEDNESDAY — Sunny. High 56
THURSDAY — Partly Sunny. High 62
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