Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day for Philadelphia, but the nice weather will end with the weekend.
Residents of Philadelphia enjoyed a good deal of sunshine and comfortable temperatures in the 70s on Sunday.
Temperatures will remain mild into Monday, but sunglasses will be replaced with umbrellas.
As the storm system closing out the weekend on a windy and stormy note across the Midwest shifts eastward, clouds will block out the sun most of Monday across Philadelphia and a couple of showers and thunderstorms will rumble. Steadier rain will develop east of Philadelphia in the afternoon.
Sunshine will return for Tuesday, but the unseasonable warmth will be gone. Temperatures will instead warm to a more seasonable high of 65 degrees.
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Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in major metropolitan areas, while wildfires raged in the West and flooding downpours persisted in the East.
As much of the West continues to be plagued by intense drought, the production of favorite and trendy foods may be more challenging for states operating in dry conditions.
Since the movie "Jaws," inspired by 1916 shark attacks, the number of shark attacks has been on the rise due to human and seal population increases, shark migration and warming temperatures.
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
Bertha is forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern Caribbean this weekend, then to stay off the East Coast of the United States next week.
Westchester Co.,NY (1812)
Tornado in Westchester Co., NY through parts of White Plains, Harrison, Rye and Greenwich. The same tornado today would have affected Interstates 287, 87, 95 and other major thoroughfares.
Trinity County, CA (1917)
Dry conditions led to tinderbox conditions. 80 forest fires started. Lightning struck 150 times in area of about five square miles.
Mt. Rainier, WA (1954)
16" snow cover remained on the mountain at 5,550 ft. after a big snow season.