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Sunshine and high temps in the 70s Monday, more rain coming to Philadelphia area this week

NEXT Weather: Tracking more rain
NEXT Weather: Tracking more rain 04:19

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- After a cloudy, grey and cold Mother's Day, the work week gets off to a sunnier start.

Temperatures Monday will return to normal for this time of the year with highs climbing to 73 degrees and lots of sunshine in Philadelphia. Throughout the week, highs will stay in the 60s and 70s.

Weather headlines for this week
Weather headlines for this week CBS Philadelphia

While Tuesday starts off mostly sunny to partly cloudy, we'll start to see warm, but moisture-filled air move into the area by the afternoon. This will be ahead of our next system that approaches for late Tuesday night into Wednesday. While rain totals won't be off the charts, we are expecting some light to moderate downpours in a few spots late into Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will no doubt be the wet day this week.

Rain forecast for Wednesday, May 15
Rain forecast for Wednesday, May 15 CBS Philadelphia

The morning commute will be the worst, with some steadier rain through at least 10 a.m. Beyond that, the low-pressure system will take its time and linger around, keeping the shower chances around throughout the day and even into the early evening.

Throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, temperatures are expected to rise into the low 70s, which is right where we should be on average this time of year.

The end of the week brings drier and warmer weather, with highs in the mid to upper 70s Thursday and Friday, and low in the 50s. While not perfect, we'll have mixed skies and light winds across the Delaware Valley.

Preview for next weekend: mild temperatures, but the rain returns, with a soggy Saturday taking shape.

Canadian wildfire smoke

Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia is impacting air quality in the Midwest, but right now, the smoke isn't expected to cause a problem in the Delaware Valley. The NEXT Weather team will watch for any changes and continue to monitor air quality throughout the summer as the Canadian wildfire season ramps up.

Canadian wildfire smoke impacts as of Monday morning
Canadian wildfire smoke impacts as of Monday morning CBS Philadelphia

7-day forecast

7-day forecast, May 13, 2024
7-day forecast, May 13, 2024 CBS Philadelphia

Monday: High of 73, mostly sunny

Tuesday: High of 75, low of 54, PM showers

Wednesday: High of 65, low of 59, rainy and cooler

Thursday: High of 74, low of 57, sun and clouds

Friday: High of 75, low of 57, mostly cloudy

Saturday: High of 68, low of 58, showers likely

Sunday: High of 75, low of 56, partly sunny

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