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    Philly: Dry Sunday Precedes New Week Warming Trend

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    August 24, 2014, 11:50:19 PM EDT

    While temperatures will rebound to end the weekend in Philadelphia, further warmth is expected for the first half of the new week.

    A southward push of dry air will sweep the rain chances away from Philadelphia by Sunday and allow some sunshine to return.

    Humidity will lower and temperatures will rebound to the 80-degree mark.

    The weather will be perfect for outdoor weekend plans and sporting events.


    Anyone planning to spend time outdoors will definitely want to wear sunscreen and take other sun protection measures.

    Sunshine will remain in control of the city and its suburbs through Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure builds overhead. Temperatures will progressively trend upward through the 80s, returning to the upper 80s by midweek.

    The new week will initially also feature continued low humidity before steamy air also surges back in at midweek, creating even higher AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

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    While falling short of being described as extreme heat, the upcoming warmth will still cause issues for those who must engage in strenuous labor and sports. The same can be said for the elderly and those with respiratory issues.

    Lovers of autumnlike weather will be happy with the news that yet another shot of cooler air will erase the upcoming warmth later in the week.

    The same dip in the jet stream ushering in the cooler air should act as a shield protecting the Northeast from what is expected to become Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Atlantic.

    However, Cristobal tracking off the East Coast would still put beachgoers hoping to enjoy one last vacation before summer starts at risk for rough surf and rip currents toward the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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