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Philadelphia forecast: Sunny and breezy Sunday, storms possible later in the evening

Highs in the low 70s Sunday with blue skies and breezy conditions | NEXT Weather
Highs in the low 70s Sunday with blue skies and breezy conditions | NEXT Weather 02:50

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The winds whipped around the area Saturday, with some locations picking up gusts over 40 mph. While those gusts will kick down a notch overnight, it'll still be breezy at times in the city, at the shore and up across the mountains. Lows into Sunday morning will range from the upper 30s in the higher elevations to the lower 40s a bit closer to Philadelphia.

Sunday starts warm and sunny

Sunday's set-up is an interesting one.

With an approaching system, we'll be in the range of a warm front during the day, helping to kick up winds and humidity levels throughout the afternoon.

At its coolest north and west, we'll see 60s to near 70 degrees for afternoon highs. In Philly, expect a strong southwest breeze to help propel temperatures well into the 70s. Sky-wise, we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions from the morning through the late afternoon.

Sunday forecast, April 14, 2024
Sunday forecast, April 14, 2024 CBS Philadelphia

Phillies game forecast

If you're heading to Citizen's Bank Park to watch the Phillies take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, we'll likely see the wind gusts (at times over 35 mph) affect some of the plays. Beyond that though, a warm, dry and mainly sunny day for baseball.

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Unsettled later in the day

The other part of the frontal system — the cold front — will stir things up a bit by the end of the day. There's enough instability in the atmosphere to create a small, but powerful line of storms mainly across northern and western N.J., the southern part of the Poconos and parts of the Lehigh Valley.


Starting around 6 to 7 p.m., some of the storms that move south and east along the front will be powerful enough to produce strong, gusty and potentially damaging winds over 60 mph. Small hail, lightning and torrential rain (although brief) all will be possible as well.

For Philadelphia further south and east, the good news is that the daylight acts as fuel for these storms, so by the time they arrive in the city, it'll be well after sunset (7:39 p.m. Sunday) and below severe weather criteria. Philly and the shore may only see some scattered showers and a few rumbles from this quick-moving system.

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Starting after 9 p.m. and lasting through 1 a.m., a line of storms will approach southeast Pennsylvania, Philly and the I-95 corridor from the west. The storms will mostly weaken and fizzle closer to the suburbs and Philly due to the timing of dynamics and loss of daytime heating.

Still, one or two isolated storms could reach I-95 and produce strong wind gusts. The tornado threat for our area is very low at this time. It's doubtful they will stay intact for South Jersey, the shore and Delaware.   


By Monday, high pressure once again takes control of the forecast, bringing with it sunshine and warm temperatures everywhere.

Again, we are watching for the potential for severe weather for areas mainly north and west of Philadelphia for Sunday night. Stay with CBS News Philadelphia as we keep you safe, updated and ahead of the storms.

7-day forecast

7-day forecast, April 14, 2024
7-day forecast, April 14, 2024 CBS Philadelphia

Sunday: High of 75, sunny, thunderstorms at night

Monday: High of 79, low of 59, sunny

Tuesday: High of 75, low of 50, mostly sunny

Wednesday: High of 66, low of 52, rain likely

Thursday: High of 60, low of 52, scattered showers

Friday: High of 67, low of 49, chance for showers

Saturday: High of 63, low of 50, chance for showers

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