Amidst the warm weather this week, the Philadelphia area will be blasted by rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds on Friday afternoon.
Temperatures will generally stay above freezing through Saturday night, so the risk of black ice has diminished for the time being.
Fog may slow travel Friday morning.
However, the most significant weather maker will be a front moving through Friday afternoonwith drenching downpours, gusty winds and thunder and lightning.
The system may be potent enough to bring gusts to 60 mph. Such winds can down tree limbs and cause sporadic power outages and difficulties on area bridges.
In addition to the risk of airborne trash cans and other debris, motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for street, highway and poor drainage area flooding, along with potholes.
The worst of the rain and wind will occur during the aftenoon, so travel conditions could improve by Friday evening.
Mild weather will stick around through the weekend, but colder air will return in stages next week.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists will be monitoring the track and strength of multiple storms with the chance of snow for next week.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 8 a.m. and noon EST. We will be talking about the warmup and severe weather on Friday.
The tropical Atlantic has quieted down, but that may change in the coming days in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche.
A change in the weather pattern will signal warmer, more summerlike conditions across the East Coast to bring in the new month.
After an earthquake hit in the area, a volcanic eruption occurred Friday in Iceland, resulting in a temporary no-fly order.
Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end to summer, but the weather has another idea in mind around Harrisburg with a prolonged stretch of summer warmth underway.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to threaten to interfere with outdoor plans around Pittsburgh through the remainder of this Labor Day holiday weekend.
An outbreak of severe weather, including a few tornadoes, threatens to ruin the holiday weekend across the North Central U.S. states.
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