As cold air blasts into the West and spreads into the Central states, warmth will build in the East, including the Philadelphia area this week.
High temperatures will be well into the 50s most days through Friday, but will surge into the 60s on Thursday.
Spotty showers are in the offing Thursday. It could get very wet at times Friday into Friday night as a storm moves in from the South Central states. Travel delays are possible for a time Thursday due to fog and due to drenching rain moving in Friday.
It will turn colder Friday afternoon and night but odds are against significant snow or ice at the tail end of the rain in the Philadelphia area Saturday morning.
Another storm moving in from the South Central states could bring a wintry mix to part of the area later in the weekend.
Rounds of drenching thunderstorms could bring drought relief to parts of the southern United States into July.
Following a rain-free weekend for many in the Northeast, residents may be wondering if this is a sign of things to come for July.
The uptick in spotty, drenching thunderstorms, associated with the southwestern United States monsoon, will continue in the coming days and weeks.
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Berks Co., PA (1979)
The second severe thunderstorm in less than a week. Hail was widespread; some stones were as large as hen's eggs, up to 4" accumulation ruined crops in the Shartlesville/Strausstown area; the storm also produced flash flooding, high winds and touched off numerous fires by its lightning.
Record Highs: Location: New Record(F): Old Record(F)/Year: Providence, RI 96 95/1943 New York, NY 96 tied 96/1969 Boston, MA 97 tied 97/1901 Portland, ME 98 97/1941,1988
Pickeral Lake, MN (1991)
Hail 3" in diameter.