PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --It was a cloudy and cool day with afternoon rain that's tapering off to lighter evening showers. For the second day in a row, highs only climbed into the mid-50's.
TONIGHT: It remains cloudy and damp with off-and-on rain and drizzle. The low dips to 48.
FRIDAY: Expect more periods of rain and drizzle, but it will by no means be a washout. Breaks in the action can be expected. Also, the atmosphere is very stable and we have no threat for storms or lightning during this time. Friday's high will be another cool 56. Total rainfall from Thursday through Friday night will be on the order of 1/4" to 1/2".
SATURDAY: High pressure tried to build in from the north, but it will have a hard time scouring out the clouds. With an easterly component to the wind, low level moisture will be present around 5,000 to 4,000 feet above the surface. This means a more negative forecast for the start of the weekend. Expect clouds, with just a few peeks of sun as of now. The farther NE you are toward NYC, the brighter skies have a chance of becoming. It will be cloudier to the south and west. The high climbs to 65.
SUNDAY: Our next system approaches from the west Saturday night and rain breaks out well before dawn now. The steadiest rain on Sunday now appears to be during the morning----bad news for the Broad Street Run. Along with the rain it will be chilly with temps in the upper 40's to near 50 when the race begins. Rain may taper to drizzle by later in the day Sunday, but overall a wet and dreary finish to the weekend with a high near 60.
MONDAY: Our unsettled pattern drags on. Look for mainly cloudy skies with another chance of a few showers. The high has a chance to climb to about 68.
TUESDAY: Any early sunny breaks give way to increasing clouds during the day with more rain, especially during the afternoon and at night. The high is 72.
WEDNESDAY: Look for a mix of sun and clouds, but during the afternoon, some showers and perhaps a thunderstorm will develop. It's still mild with another high around 72.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy skies are likely with yet another chance of showers. The high is still a nice 72.