While Sunday featured rising temperatures, even warmer air will reach Philadelphia on Memorial Day.
Temperatures will once again soar on Memorial Day, exceeding Sunday's high and and reaching a high in the middle 80s.
Humidity will also stay low and prevent the holiday from feeling muggy.
The other good news for those attending memorial ceremonies, picnics, concerts and parades on Monday is that thunderstorms streaming into northern New England will stay well to the north of the city and its suburbs.
However, anyone spending a part of the holiday outdoors will wear some sunscreen and sunglasses as the sun will be strong.
Those heading to the beach for opening season should not be fooled by the warm air temperatures. Water temperatures remain on the chilly side and may be dangerous to enter. Surf temperatures range from the upper 50s to the lower 60s. With water this cool, there is a risk of cold water shock.
A warm Monday evening awaits baseball fans planning to go to Citizens Bank Park to watch the city's Phillies take on the Colorado Rockies. Temperatures will fall through the 80s and into the upper 70s during the game.
Showers and thunderstorms will return on Tuesday as the warmth hangs on and humidity increases.
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An end to the early taste of summer will come by Wednesday as the passage of a cold front opens the door for noticeably cooler and less humid air to arrive.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jordan Root contributed to the content of this story.
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
Sandra is weakening and no longer a major hurricane but remains on track to make landfall in western Mexico with flooding rainfall on Saturday.
Heavy thunderstorms will continue to shift northward across central South America with the greatest threat for flooding focusing on northeastern Argentina and eastern Paraguay into Saturday morning.
Several days of heavy rain will bring the potential for significant flooding from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley into early next week.
Snow and ice storms have taken aim at the Central U.S. this week, while record-setting Sandra strengthened into a major hurricane south of Mexico.
Nation devastated by terrible floods -- 400 people killed.
O'Fallon, MD (1990)
Strong downburst from a thunderstorm caused an apartment to collapse, injuring 25 people.
New England Coast (1898)
Famous "Portland" storm formed off Cape Cod with loss of 200 lives. Many others were lost to the raging sea in 50 small vessels. A total of 27 inches of snow in New London, CT; 15 inches at Waterbury, CT. Peak wind was 72 mph in Boston. Boston received more than a foot of snow.