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Published on April 17, 2024
Philadelphia Braces for Showers and Thunderstorms with Temperature SwingsSource: Unsplash/ Tasos Mansour

Philadelphians should keep their umbrellas close today as the National Weather Service predicts showers likely, primarily between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., with skies mostly cloudy and temperatures peaking near a mild 69 degrees. The light breeze is set to pick up, coming from the south at 5 to 10 mph as the morning progresses. NWS sets the chance of precipitation at a solid 70%, though they expect less than a tenth of an inch of new rainfall, according to National Weather Service.

As day turns to night, the likelihood of wet weather remains high, with an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m., followed by a possible thunderstorm between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m and then, a chance of showers and thunderstorms thereafter. East wind will breeze through at 5 to 10 mph with the mercury expected to dip to a low around 52 degrees. Forecasters anticipate new rainfall could accumulate between a quarter and half of an inch.

Moving into Thursday, residents can expect a drop in precipitation probability to 30%, with possible showers mainly before 2 p.m. and temperatures hovering near 58 degrees. The cloud cover persists, but the northeast wind remains steady at 5 to 10 mph, ensuring that any additional rainfall should not surpass a tenth of an inch.

The forecast for Friday carries a similar tone—cloudy with a chance of showers after 2 p.m. The high for the day is projected to be around 62 degrees, while the evening might see lows near 50. The weekend, however, promises a reprieve from the damp conditions; Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with highs touching 65 degrees, paving the way for what could be a pleasant stretch of clearer skies and calmer weather patterns in Philadelphia.