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Published on May 12, 2024
Philadelphia Weather: Week of Showers and Sunshine with Varied TemperaturesSource: Unsplash/ Loren Gu

The weather in Philadelphia is shaping up to bring a mix of showers and sunshine this coming week, with temperatures ranging from the highs of the mid-70s to lows in the mid-40s, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast indicates frequent changes.

Today's weather offers a chance of showers with a 50% possibility, mainly between 1 pm and 2 pm. Temperatures will hover around a high of 57 degrees, with an east wind blowing at 5 to 10 mph. A touch of precipitation is possible, with amounts forecast to be less than a tenth of an inch. Tonight, patchy fog is expected to roll in after 5 am, with skies clearing partially and the temperature dipping down to around 45.

As the new week starts, Monday promises mostly sunny skies and a high near 73 degrees, providing an interlude of clearer weather. The winds will take a southwestern turn, maintaining speeds of 5 to 10 mph. However, clouds are set to make a comeback Monday night, with lows expected at around 55 degrees.

Moving into Tuesday, residents should brace themselves for showers likely after 5 pm, with overcast conditions prevailing. The day's high is anticipated to reach near 75 degrees, with a breezy south wind of 5 to 15 mph. Come Tuesday night, showers become even more probable, with an 80% chance of precipitation and new rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half of an inch possible.

The wet trend continues through mid-week, with Wednesday drenched in showers and another 80% chance of rain. Temperatures will still manage to climb to about 70 degrees. By Wednesday night, the likelihood of showers dips slightly but still sits at a significant 60% probability.

Yet, despite the soggy forecast, reprieve comes in the form of sunnier weather late in the week. Thursday's outlook is mostly sunny with a high near 73 degrees, and Friday continues the upward trend with a partly sunny day and a high nearing 76. Saturday offers a 40% chance of showers amid mostly cloudy conditions and a high near 71 degrees.