First Alert Weather Takeaways
- Big changes are coming to your weather, but the cooldown isn't expected to last long.
- The big concern as a cold front moves through is damaging winds that could gust at 50 to 60 mph on Friday.
- A First Alert for hours of damaging winds is in effect for the Philadelphia region until 2 a.m. Saturday. The worst of the windy weather is expected late Friday afternoon into evening.
Potentially damaging wind gusts that last over several hours will usher in a big change to the weather for the Philadelphia region Friday.
The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team has declared a First Alert for hours of damaging winds gusting to 50 to 60 mph for the entire Philadelphia region for the rest of Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday.
The worst of the windy weather is expected late Friday afternoon into evening.
Wind gusts were already ripping above 50 mph in some places by early Friday afternoon. Scattered power outages and downed trees have been reported in our area.
The winds move in as temps on Friday aren't expected to get out of the 60s after a couple of days in the 80s for much of the region.
Here is what to expect Friday into Saturday morning:
First Alert for Damaging Winds
There is a risk for damaging wind gusts Friday afternoon through the overnight hours. The winds could gust at 50 to 60 mph.
The difference maker with this event is that there are leaves on the trees. These leaves help catch the wind and could lead to even more widespread power outages than a February or March wind event.
These winds will hit even if conditions are clear.
Be sure to bring inside anything that could blow around and be ready in case the lights go out.
Be sure to download the NBC10 app, tune in on NBC10 News and have your devices powered up so you are prepared for anything.
Plenty of Weekend Sunshine
The weekend is beautiful in terms of sunshine. Both days have it. Saturday is still breezy and comfortably cool, with a high in the middle to upper 60s.
Sunday is a summerlike gorgeous day, with sunshine and temps warming into the lower 80s. Expect cooler conditions at the shore where the sea breeze will keep highs in the 70s.