The midwinter chill that moved into the area this week will be a distant memory this weekend.
The tranquil weather will compliment walks to nearby parks and restaurants. It would be a great time for sightseers to visit everything the city has to offer.
Temperatures will flirt with 60 degrees on Saturday with a blend of clouds and sunshine.
On Sunday, an advancing storm will bring clouds, wind and a couple of showers. Gusty, southerly winds will push afternoon temperatures well into the 60s.
The same storm will bring a much steadier, wind-driven rain to the city Sunday night.
Downpours will reduce visibilities for those traveling in and out of the city Sunday night. In some cases, ponding on roadways may limit lane travel or exit access, especially in low-lying and poor-drainage areas.
"The steadiest rain will be gone by the Monday morning commute," said Expert Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek.
Colder weather will move in on Monday as well, erasing Sunday's warmth.
No injuries were reported after US AIrways flight aborted takeoff Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport.
Millions of Irish and Irish-at-heart will gather for St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the United States.
Snow and wind causing dangerous travel and power outages has put some cities into the record books this winter.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
Knowing when precipitation will stop and start allows for effective, last-minute decision making when weather impedes daily life schedules.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into next week for the New York City area.
Philadelphia, PA (1803)
15" to 20" of snow.
Central/Eastern U.S. (1993)
In the wake of the "Storm of the Century," record low temperatures were established from Texas to Illinois and Florida to New York state.
New England (1984)
Major snowstorm. A total of 37" near Rutland, VT; almost 2 feet at Portland, ME. 7" of sleet and snow at Hartford, CT. The storm killed 11 in the Midwest and East. Wind gusts to 101 mph at Somesville, ME.