Philly: Mother's Day Warmth to Follow Unsettled Saturday Evening

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
May 10, 2014; 10:57 PM ET
Share |

After locally drenching showers and thunderstorms affect Philadelphia into Saturday night, some sunshine will appear for mom on Sunday.

A slow-moving storm affecting the Central states much of this week will pick up some forward speed this weekend.

As moisture with the storm system drifts through into Saturday night, there is the potential for highly localized urban flooding and the corresponding travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities. Despite the risk of downpours, the vast majority of the time will be free of rain.

A small area of high pressure should be just strong enough to allow dry air to mix down from aloft and break up clouds and prevent shower activity over much of the mid-Atlantic states on Sunday.

With more of a westerly flow of air, chilly air from the Atlantic Ocean will be shut off. High temperatures will climb to near 80 F through Sunday.

RELATED:
Detailed Philadelphia Forecast
Philadelphia Interactive Weather Radar
Atlantic Disturbance Near Puerto Rico Being Watched

Temperatures are forecast to reach well into the 80s Monday and Tuesday, and could challenge record highs.

Saturday brought the warmest day of the year so far as temperatures reached at least 83. Temperatures could match or exceed warmth from early October (86 F) in the weather pattern through Tuesday.

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A

WeatherWhys®

This Day In Weather History

Quanah, TX (1993)
Golf ball-sized hail piled up 4" deep.

New England (1854)
Great New England flood. Steady rain for 66 hours -- crest at Hartford 28', 10-1/2", highest ever known to that time, but exceeded in 1936.

Cape Lookout (1883)
Storm tide swept over island, drowning sheep and cattle.

Rough Weather