Philly: Warmth to Stay, Rain to Stay Away Through Saturday

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
October 2, 2013; 12:00 PM ET
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Summerlike warmth and rain-free weather will continue around the Philadelphia area into the weekend.

A zone of high pressure will continue to hover around the Atlantic Seaboard keeping the atmosphere dry enough to prevent rain from developing in place or keep it from moving in from the west.

The pattern will be very favorable for outdoor plans and construction projects. Daytime highs will be in the 80s with nighttime lows in the upper 50s to middle 60s.

The only potential travel problem will be patchy morning fog for commuters well north and west of the city.

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A weak system may try to produce spotty showers over the northern Appalachians toward the weekend.

It may not be until early next week when a cold front from the Midwest and perhaps a tropical system from the Gulf of Mexico combine forces to bring the next chance of rain to the Philadelphia area and much of the Atlantic Seaboard.

Until then, temperatures will continue to average well above normal and rain will stay away from the area.

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