The end of this week is going to feel more like July than May thanks to unseasonably warm air that’ll be settling in over the Philadelphia region.
A steady warming trend will continue through the week jumping from the upper-70 degrees on Tuesday to the upper-80s on Wednesday as we flirt with the record high of 89. The hot weather settles in Thursday and Friday when temperatures will hover around 90 degrees.
Some neighborhoods may break records — the record high in Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday is 90 degrees. The Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches will be about 10 degrees cooler thanks to the sea breeze.
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While the temps will be high and the sun will be out, humidity levels will remain low so the heat won’t be oppressive. You should, however, pack sunscreen as the UV Index will be high and sunburn is possible in just 15 to 25 minutes.
Storms are possible, however, with an isolated storm possible late Wednesday. And, some thunderstorms could be sparked as a cold front moves through later on Friday.
The front will usher in seasonable weather for the weekend just in time for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run.
On Sunday, we’ll start in the upper 50s with partly cloudy skies. By race time at 8 a.m., we’ll warm to the low 60s and the cloud cover will remain.