A potent storm affecting the middle of the nation at midweek will bring gusty wind, warmth and some rain to Philadelphia for a time Friday.
Temperatures will start the day in the 60s, but will rebound into the 70s.
However, gusty winds are likely to cause some problems.
Fallen leaves will be scattered, trash cans could go flying and a few tree limbs may come down.
Travel during rush hour Friday morning could be rough with gusts between 40 and 50 mph, combined with a period or two of rain. Flight delays are possible and driving over the higher bridges could be a challenge for some vehicles.
The weekend will turn progressively cooler. In fact, by Sunday the weather will be downright blustery and chilly with RealFeel® temperatures in the 30s and 40s, despite some sunshine.
There could even be some accumulating snow in northern New England and part of upstate New York.
Lifeguards along the East and Gulf coasts are preparing to deal with one of the greatest beach dangers: rip currents.
A dangerous and life-threatening flooding situation will continue into Memorial Day, across portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
Many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike heat and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
Severe thunderstorms will rumble across the southern Plains on Monday, impacting similar areas that were hit earlier in the holiday weekend.
People heading to the Southeast coast for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean this Memorial Day holiday weekend are being put on alert for dangerous rip currents.
Dallas, Ft. Worth Texas (1982)
Flooding rains in Dallas, Ft. Worth, area; over 2" in most places. Total rainfall of 13" at this point of the month, making it the wettest May since records began in 1898.
Wesley, LA (1991)
Heavy rain (25th-26th) resulted in widespread flooding. One hundred-sixty homes -- 80% of the total number of houses in town -- received structural or water damage. A total of 6.5" of rain fell in 2-1/2 hours.
Philadelphia, PA (1991)
96 degrees -- a record sixth 90-degree reading for the month. (The month ended with twelve 90-degree days.)