This week: Wetter then colder

Posted: November 14, 2011

Temperatures will be on the mild side as rain looms through midweek.

It could get heavy at times from Tuesday night into Wednesday, with a good chance to set a new yearly rain record for Philadelphia.

With 56.14 inches already in the books, less than a third of an inch would eclipse the current mark of 56.45 inches set in 1996.

Given the recent dry spell - just a 20th of an inch so far this month - no flooding is expected, even if an inch of rain falls, said meteorologist Dean Iovino of the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.

No damaging winds are expected. Thunderstorms are possible, though, especially in South Jersey and Delaware, according to a morning forecast note.

Then comes a colder, drier spell.

After highs in the mid to upper 60s today and Tuesday, with lows in the mid 50s, temperatures will decline to low 50s and low to mid 30s Thursday and Friday.

The weekend should warm up a bit, with highs around 60 under dry skies into early next week.

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