Forecast: Soggy Saturday, then back to June

Posted: September 08, 2012

After possible rain on Saturday, the area could be in for the coolest three-day stretch since early June.

Highs could fall into the 70s, with lows in the 50s overnight Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

After a high in the upper 80s under sunny skies today in the Philadelphia area, "a definitive pattern change will be under way as a strong upper trough digs through the upper Great Lakes and into the Mid-Atlantic," according to the National Weather Service.

This cold front could dip "the way down into the upper Gulf of Mexico."

The changeover should mean rain Saturday, with a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon, a 70 percent chance Saturday night.

Although the high should again be in the mid 80s, Saturday's low in Philadelphia could be around 60 - a mark last reached in late June.

Then comes a stretch of even cooler days, with highs in the mid 70s under mostly sunny or sunny skies on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

The last such three-day three period was June 4 to 6.

Normal highs this time of year are in the upper 70s.

Lows should fall into the 50s, at least several degrees below normal.

Wednesday and Thursday, as of this morning, looked to be a little warmer, also under mostly sunny skies.

For more on the forecast, go to http://http://weather.philly.com/US/PA/Philadelphia.html.


Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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