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    Downpours May Return to Philly Monday Night

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    August 18, 2014, 4:24:50 AM EDT

    Despite a damp start to Sunday, the weekend is still shaping up to end on a comfortable note around Philadelphia before downpours return by Tuesday.

    Sunday will start with numerous clouds over Philadelphia as a cold front swings though.

    A shower or thunderstorm will also pass through during the morning but would only briefly interfere with any outdoor plans or those heading to church services.

    Due to the spotty nature of the showers and thunderstorms, some parts of the city and suburbs will even escape the rain.


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    Any umbrellas that were needed in the morning (though remember to never use an umbrella during a thunderstorm) can be put away for the afternoon. The rain chance will be over and some sunshine will return to close out the weekend.

    As high heat and humidity stays absent and temperatures instead rise into the lower 80s, the weather Sunday afternoon will be just as ideal as Saturday was for outdoor activities and sporting events.

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    Monday will feature another day void of sweltering summer heat and humidity. Sunshine will mix with clouds as dry weather prevails.

    Monday night through Tuesday is when a band of heavier rain from the Ohio Valley will move through the city. AccuWeather.com meteorologists are closely monitoring the potential for that rain to renew the flood danger and cause disruptions to travelers.

    Even if flooding fails to ensue, the downpours would create hazards to motorists by dramatically reducing visibility and heightening the risk of vehicles hydroplaning at highway speeds.

    Additional bouts of showers and thunderstorms will follow for later in the new week. Sweltering summer heat, however, will remain absent but should return later in the month.

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