AccuWeather Alert: Periods of Rain and Gusty Thunderstorms Friday

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- An easterly wind off the ocean brought in mostly cloudy skies, a few scattered showers and a seasonably cool high of 67.

TONIGHT: We stick with mostly cloudy skies overnight. Another spotty shower is possible. The low is 56.

FRIDAY: Low pressure out to our west will ride along the U.S./Canadian border, first dragging a warm front through in the early morning, which will lead to a period of showers and even a thunderstorm. Then, later in the day a cold front moves through with scattered storms ahead of it and potentially a line of storms with it.
Key Timing: 3pm to 9pm; Rainfall: 1/2" to 1", locally 1-2" in thunderstorms; Severe Weather: Isolated damaging winds are the main concern with a strong low level jet, but there is enough shear showing up that even a tornado can't be ruled out. The high hits 73.

SATURDAY: The storm system is gone and sunshine roars back. Look for a very windy, seasonably cool afternoon with a high of 64.

SUNDAY: The second half of the weekend looks slightly milder with a high of 68, but clouds increase during the day and a few afternoon or evening showers can't be ruled out. These look light and spotty.

MONDAY: The start of the work week is looking fairly bright with partly sunny skies. The high will be slightly cooler: 64.

TUESDAY: Look for mostly cloudy skies with an afternoon shower or thunderstorm around. The high warms to 71.

WEDNESDAY: More sun emerges and we end up partly sunny overall for the first day of May. A brief shower can't be ruled out. The high is a pleasant 68.

THURSDAY: More clouds build back into the region and we end up with a little rain at times. The high is 72.

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