Philly: Showers to Retreat By Sunday

By , Senior Meteorologist
August 23, 2014; 3:05 AM ET
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While umbrellas will still be needed on Saturday, dry air will push southward across the Philadelphia area later this weekend.

Residents, however, will have to deal with another day of showers wetting the city and threatening to disrupt outdoor plans.

As clouds win out over sunshine, temperatures will be held to the middle 70s. That is roughly 10 degrees below normal for late August.

The showers should press south of Philadelphia prior to the start of the game between the Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park Saturday evening.

As the dry air takes hold, rain chances will be gone from Philadelphia on Sunday as cloud cover also retreats to the south. The return of some sunshine will boost temperatures back to around the 80-degree mark.

Sunday will definitely be the better half of the weekend for outdoor activities and sporting events.

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During next week, there are signs of some warmer weather for a few days. Temperatures may climb well into the 80s.

AccuWeather meteorologists will also be monitoring the formation of Tropical Storm Cristobal in the southwestern Atlantic this weekend, which could kick up rough surf at the beaches next week.

Tropical activity usually ramps up late in August. September is typically the most active month in terms of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin. Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.


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