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Published on May 14, 2024
Philadelphia Braces for a Week of Rain with Showers & Potential Thunderstorms AheadSource: Unsplash/ Jessica Knowlden

Philadelphia residents should get their umbrellas ready as the National Weather Service anticipates an on-and-off wet week ahead. According to the National Weather Service, the city will see a series of showers starting this afternoon, with chances of rainfall extending well into the next week. With a high today hovering at a comfortable 76 degrees, locals might experience minor showers post 3 pm, marking the beginning of an inconsistent yet persistent rainy spell.

The likelihood of rain only intensifies tonight. Moving into the evening, showers are likely to occur before 11 pm, following up with a potential thunderstorm between 11 pm and 2 am. Post 2 am, the city should brace itself for more showers. These weather conditions, brought by a southeast wind of 5 to 10 mph, suggest the chance of precipitation stands at a notable 70%.

As residents navigate through the mid-week hustle, "rain likely, mainly after 2pm," describes the Wednesday outlook, with an expected high of 66 degrees, as reported by the National Weather Service. The forecast calls for an east wind drifting at 5 to 10 mph, which may leave traces of precipitation up to a quarter of an inch.

Moving into Thursday night, it seems as though the clouds may grant the city a brief respite, while the forecast continues to predict a chance of rain. Before giving way to a mostly cloudy sky, rain may occur mainly before 2 pm on Thursday. Despite a northeast wind around 15 mph, which usually carries the crisp promise of clearer skies, the probability of precipitation remains at 30%.

Friday offers a dry day before another round of showers is expected to hit Philadelphia on Friday night. The start of the weekend will not fare much better, as Saturday's weather is forecasted to be mostly cloudy with a pretty firm chance of rain after 2 pm. The pattern of scattered showers is due to linger for the rest of the weekend, with the National Weather Service noting a similar chance of precipitation through to Monday, with temperatures reaching up to 81 degrees.