NEXT Weather: Temps reaching middle 80s as June kicks off
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- We're kicking off the start of meteorological summer with a warm day.
Any early morning cloud cover and patchy fog early this morning has cleared out and now plenty of sunshine leads the way into the first day of June.
Temperatures started near 60 degrees, but area already well on their way to the upper 80s. Which is nearly 10 degrees warmer than the normal high of 79 degrees for the first day of June.
There remains a slight haze in the sky from lingering smoke originating from wildfires in Nova Scotia including the Tantallon wildfire burning outside Halifax in the Nova Scotia province of Canada, and the
That said, there area a few other fires burning across the region that are also injecting smoke into the air across the area like . Winds today will be generally out of the east, meaning the smoke will blow toward areas west of where the fires or located.
The warmth will then continue to build into Friday with high temperatures expected to peak in the low 90s for the first time this year. The last time the Philadelphia area had high temperatures in the 90s was on September 5, 2022.
As we head into the weekend a cold front will drift in from the north and bring the chance of showers late Friday into the day on Saturday. While there is a chance to see some rain it is not a guarantee. Right now it only looks like a 30-40 percent chance of it raining where you area.
In addition to the chance for a few showers through Saturday cooler temperatures will follow as well. Highs Saturday afternoon will be in the upper 70s with low 70s into Sunday.
We have all the details on the path of the wildfire smoke and when it will clear out from the Philadelphia region. Smoke from a New Jersey wildfire is also leading to an air quality alert in Delaware.
The warmth will then continue to build into Friday with high temperatures expected to peak in the low 90s for the first time this year.
We closed out the month of May as the driest May on record in our region.
Our best chance at breaking this dry streak comes Saturday night when a low front comes down from Canada and could bring a few showers.
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