Just when it was starting to feel like the dog days of summer again, fresh cooler and less humid air will settle over the Philadelphia area into the weekend.
Once dry weather is fully in control, the weather these days will be perfect for outdoor sports and activities. The air will still be warm enough for swimming, but it will be more bearable for those without air conditioning.
After a winter with above-average heating bills from the Midwest to the Northeast, the weather will continue to work toward keeping cooling costs down through the end of July.
While temperatures will climb back into the upper 80s for Saturday, humidity will remain low as dry weather holds. A spike in humidity will return the chance for a thunderstorm on Sunday.
Additional showers and thunderstorms will follow for Monday before yet another dose of Canadian air arrives next week.
AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.
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There are no signs of the drought ending in Italy in the foreseeable future.
Tropical Storm Nesat remains on track to barrel into Taiwan and southeastern China this weekend, while flooding rain associated with the future typhoon threatens to trigger more flooding in the Philippines.
As a strengthening storm system converges on the Atlantic coast, pockets of severe weather will develop in the eastern part of the United States into Friday evening.
A rare storm for late July will deliver drenching rain and miserable conditions to a large part of the mid-Atlantic and southern coast of New England to end the week and start the weekend.
Firefighters were gaining control of the massive wildfires raging across southeastern France on Thursday, but warned that the fire danger remains high.
Even though Hurricane Hilary remains well away from the southwestern United States, the storm could still bring hazards to swimmers and surfers in the final days of July.