September 18, 2020

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7:00 AM | **Hurricane Sally now a category 2 storm…the coolest air of the season is headed our way for the weekend.** — Perspecta Weather

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6-Day forecast for the Philadelphia, PA metro region


Some sunshine today that will again be dimmed by an upper-level layer of smoke from the western wildfires, comfortable, highs not far from 70 degrees


Mainly cloudy, cool, lows in the upper 50’s


Mainly cloudy, a bit warmer, chance of late day showers, mid-to-upper 70’s for afternoon highs

Thursday Night

Mainly cloudy, cool, chance of showers, upper 50’s for overnight lows


Mainly cloudy, breezy, cooler, chance of showers, mid-to-upper 60’s


Mainly sunny, quite fall-like, mid 60’s


Mainly sunny, still quite fall-like, mid 60’s


Mainly sunny, cool, upper 60’s


Hurricane Sally continues to dump copious amounts of rain on the northern Gulf coastal region as it grinds its way northward now as a category 2 storm. Some spots in the region are likely to receive close to two feet of rain by the time it moves well inland. The remnants of Hurricane Sally will push towards the Carolinas over the next couple of days and then off the coast by the early part of the weekend. Meanwhile, a strong cold front approaches the region on Thursday from the northwest. The passage of the cold front on Thursday night will usher in the coolest air of the season so far with afternoon highs likely to be confined to the 60’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. One final note, the sun was a brilliant orange/red early this morning as a result of an upper-level layer of smoke from all of the wildfires out in the western US.

Meteorologist Paul Dorian
Perspecta, Inc.

Paul Dorian

2020-09-16 07:00:00

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