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Eagles Parade of Champions: What Will the Weather Be Like?

For those heading to Thursday's Eagles Parade of Champions in Philadelphia, dress for the cold!

Temperatures start in the upper 20s Thursday morning around Philadelphia, and only rise into the low 30s by parade start time about 10:45 a.m.

"Make sure you’re bundling up as you head out early to get the best spot for the parade. It will be bitterly cold, with wind chills in the 20s," said NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Krystal Klei. 

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"With hats, coats, gloves and scarves, you'll need five to seven extra layers to stay warm," NBC10 First Alert Weather meterologist Steve Sosna said.

The temperature caps around the end of the parade and celebration at the Art Museum, at 34 degrees, but it will be breezy with a stinging, biting gusts.

Winds will gust around 30-35 miles per hour, and continue gusting to around 25 mph in the afternoon. This means temperatures will feel considerably colder than they actually are. In the morning, it will feel like the upper teens to low 20s. By the afternoon, the wind chill will only rise to around 25 degrees. There may be some scattered clouds to start the day, but it will be a sunny forecast by parade time!

"While the sky is pretty and blue, the air will be far from delightful," Sosna said. "The bright sun and biting wind will make you tear up under your sunglasses."

If you are traveling into the city from the upper suburbs, Lehigh Valley or Berks County, a few areas of patchy ice may form early Thursday morning due to wet weather from Wednesday. You'll want to give yourself extra time to travel from these areas.

Here are some tips to stay safe in the cold weather:

  • Find the sunny side of the street.
  • Bundle up with 5-7 layers including a hat, scarf, gloves and warm socks.
  • Reduce alcohol intake.
  • Hydrate often.
  • Find wind sheltered area to stay out of the biting cold.
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