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Published on May 13, 2024
Philadelphia Braces for Unpredictable Weather, Rain Showers, as NWS Issues OutlookSource: Unsplash/ Nick Fewings

The skies in Philadelphia are gearing up for a rollercoaster of conditions this week, as per the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Philadelphians should prepare for a series of mostly cloudy skies, which kicked off this morning, and a mixed bag of precipitation leading into the weekend. According to the NWS's latest forecast, today's weather will be mostly sunny with highs peaking around 73°F, following a somewhat dreary start at 49°F with a chilling humidity of 93%.

As night falls, the City of Brotherly Love is expected to witness partly cloudy skies, with temperatures gently dipping to a comfortable 55°F. Tomorrow, residents should brace for a 40% chance of precipitation, with showers expected mainly after 2pm. The temperature is forecast to slightly increase, hitting a high near 75°F. The NWS warns of potential precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.

The forecast for tomorrow night isn't looking any drier, bringing showers around 8pm, accompanied by a 90% chance of precipitation. Rainfall between a quarter and half an inch could engulf the city, so umbrellas will be the accessory of necessity. Wednesday offers little respite, with a 70% likelihood of showers, particularly before 5 pm, and an anticipation of new precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch, posing a wet challenge for the midweek hustle.

As the week progresses, Thursday provides a brief hiatus from the rain with partly sunny skies and an optimistic high near 73°F. However, rain might make another appearance on Friday night, with a 40% chance of showers after 8pm. The weekend doesn't promise much improvement, maintaining a trend of murky skies and occasional showers, capping the Sunday high around 74°F, as noted by the National Weather Service.

This constant flux in weather conditions has prompted the NWS to issue a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. While the advisory does not specify particular threats for the post-Sunday Week, it encourages residents to stay informed on potential weather hazards by visiting the NWS website. Weather enthusiasts and spotters are also urged to report significant conditions as they develop. With a week of fickleness in the skies above, Philadelphians are advised to keep a watchful eye on the forecast and prepare for a literal mix of sunshine and rain.