Periods of rain today, falling temperatures

October 27, 2011 RELATED: Stormtracker 6, extended forecast and more on the 6abc.com Weather Channel

TONIGHT: Evening showers taper off and we start to clear overnight. But temperatures continue to drop. By tomorrow morning, most areas will be in the mid to upper 30s. A FREEZE WATCH is in effect for areas to the north and west of Philadelphia.

FRIDAY: We're drying out and enjoying plenty of sunshine to end the work week, but it will be breezy and chilly. The high: 53.

SATURDAY: The latest on our coastal storm: model guidance is split on how close to the coast the storm will pass. Some keep it a bit offshore leaving us with a clouds and sun mix and perhaps a bit of cold rain, especially at the Shore. Others have the storm hugging the coast with a chilly, soaking rain and a possible change-over to wet snow during the afternoon, especially in the far northern and western suburbs. Some wet snowflakes could even work their way all the way into the I-95 corridor. In an extreme case the Poconos would see accumulating snow for the first time this season! For now, we're going with the idea of clouds and some rain probable. The high: 45 (milder, if the storm stays out to sea).

SUNDAY: No matter what happens Saturday the second half of the weekend should feature lots of sunshine and temperatures staying on the cool side. The high is 51, which is roughly the game time temperature for the 4pm (or 5pm) Union play-off game at PPL Park in Chester against Houston. It will be in the mid 40s by the time the Eagles take the field Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field for their big showdown with the Cowboys. Both games will be dry.

MONDAY: This Halloween looks like a treat rather than a trick with partly sunny skies and a high of 57. The trick or treaters will need to dress warmly as they head out in the evening, but at least it will be dry. Winds should also be relative light.

TUESDAY: Another round of clouds is possible with a shower around. The high: 60. Stick with us on this, though, because the timing of this weak cloud-producer keeps changing!

WEDNESDAY: Assuming the latest long-range prognosis is correct, we turn back to partly sunny skies and dry conditions with a high of 57.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies look probable. The high: 59.

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