Philly: Warm Memorial Day Follows Damp End to Week

By , Senior Meteorologist
May 22, 2014; 4:48 AM ET
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Memorial Day is shaping up to be warm for Philadelphia but only after a stormy Thursday and a cool and damp end to the week.

A couple of showers and thunderstorms will rumble across the Philadelphia area, causing some disruptions to outdoor activities.

Some storms could be locally severe with damaging wind gusts and hail. The storms may also produce flooding downpours, which can lead to travel delays.

The storminess and the clouds will keep temperatures a degree or two shy of the 80-degree mark.

Cooler and less humid air will arrive for Friday and Saturday, but another shower or thunderstorm will still be around. Temperatures will be held to the lower 70s.

A high of around 75 F is more common this time of year.

The weather will improve for outdoor holiday festivities Sunday and Monday as temperatures rebound.

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Memorial Day will be the warmest and driest of the holiday weekend underneath some sunshine. Temperatures will rise into the lower 80s as humidity remains low.

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