AccuWeather: Turning Cloudy, Windy and Rainy

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The cold front that came through near dawn, and left around 1/4" of rain across the area, gave way to a gradual return of sunshine from the northwest to southeast. With the sunshine, the high in Philadelphia climbed to 76 degrees (that's two degrees above average.)

TONIGHT: Patchy clouds mix with stars. The low is a cool 57. Some suburbs drop into the mid-40's.

WEDNESDAY: We'll start the day off with sun, but clouds will thicken as the day goes on with rain developing toward evening, especially for areas to the west of Philadelphia. The high is 75.

THURSDAY: A strong onshore flow will provide a plentiful moisture supply here in the Mid Atlantic, with periods of rain on and off through the day. In addition, easterly winds will be very noticeable, with sustained winds 10-20 MPH and gusts to 35 MPH inland with 45 MPH gusts possible at the coast. This all thanks to a tightening pressure gradient that sets up between high pressure in Quebec and the cutoff low near Kentucky. The high is a chilly 69.

FRIDAY: Cloudy, breezy with periods of rain. Rainfall totals will vary greatly across the area with NE portions of our viewing area seeing as little as 1/2" to 1-2" here in Philadelphia and as much as 4" in far SW locations like Lancaster County. The exact location of the heaviest axis of rain is still not locked in, but does appear to be just to our west and southwest across central Pa and Va. The high is 70.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy skies persist. Another shower is possible at times. The high is 73.

SUNDAY: Skies are partly sunny. Another spotty shower can't be ruled out. The high improves to 77.

MONDAY: This looks like a partly sunny day with a high around 75.

TUESDAY: It's another partly sunny day. The high is 75.

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