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Published on May 23, 2024
Intermittent Showers and Thunderstorms Set to Dampen Philadelphia, NWS Warns of Unsettled Weather AheadSource: Unsplash/ Tasos Mansour

Philadelphia residents better keep their umbrellas handy as showers and thunderstorms are set to intermittently grace the City of Brotherly Love. The National Weather Service has projected a 60% chance of storms today, particularly between 11 am and 2 pm. The day's high is expected to hover near 84 degrees with a shift in winds from southwest to northwest in the morning.

As per an update from National Weather Service, the storms might bring between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of rain though stronger thunderstorms could potentially deliver more. Tonight, the odds to directly get caught in a downpour diminish slightly with a 30% chance of rain and thunderstorms predicted, along with low temperatures around 66 degrees and light southwest winds.

Looking ahead to the end of the week, Friday is seemingly more forgiving with a mere 20% chance of morning showers, then giving way to gradually clearer skies and a high of about 85 degrees. Philadelphians can enjoy a mostly clear Friday night, with the mercury dipping to a comfortable 63 degrees.

The weekend forecast promises a mixed bag of conditions. Saturday underlines the need to possibly carry rain gear as there is a 30% chance of showers. Thunderstorms might also pop up post 5pm. The temperature is slated to peak near 84 degrees amidst a backdrop of variable skies. As the night unfolds, the chances to see showers and thunderstorms taper off before 2 am.

Sunday's weather swings back to partly sunny conditions with an inviting high of around 85 degrees. However, Sunday night might take a turn with showers and storms back on the radar and a low of 64 degrees. For those making plans for Memorial Day, it's wise to note that showers and a thunderstorm are likely after 2 pm with a cooler high of 79 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

The unsettled weather seems to latch on through to the start of next week with the likelihood of showers and storms extending into Tuesday and Wednesday. While the precipitation chances ebb and flow, temperatures will stay pleasantly warm with highs ranging from the mid-70s to low 80s, wrapping up what is set to be a classic, if somewhat wet, prelude to the summer season.