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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Warmer air will build from California to Washington into Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels.
Waves of arctic air invading the eastern half of the United States this week will culminate with the coldest weather of the season so far for some areas by the second weekend of February.
The new week will bring more opportunities for snow to create slick travel in the northeastern United States, starting with a winter storm set to sideswipe New England on Monday.
As the first of several waves of arctic air sweep southeastward across the Midwest, just enough snow will occur to cause slippery travel over a broad area into Monday.
A major ocean current in the Gulf of Mexico plays an important role in sustaining Florida red tide blooms, according to research conducted by the University of Miami.
Cold air and leftover snow showers are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
Chicago, FL (1987)
Wind gusts of 65-70 mph from the north and northeast produced 15 foot waves on Lake Michigan. There were extensive shoreline erosion resulting in millions of dollars, and boulders 6 feet in diameter were pushed on shore.
60-80 mph winds from a powerful storm in the Pacific.
Seminole, TX (1933)
-23 degrees , Texas state record.