If the fall foliage wasn't near or at its peak, you would probably think it is still September right now. I say this because temperatures will be about 10 to 15 degrees above normal for most of the week. If you haven't been able to check out the fall foliage yet, this week will be ideal to do so with sunshine and very warm temperatures. Click here to see the latest fall foliage map.
A bubble of high pressure will be in control of our weather today, October 22nd. This means that skies will be sunny and temperatures will be milder than Sunday. We should finish the day near 70 degrees.
This same high pressure system will pump in warmer air from the south for Tuesay, October 23rd. However, with an approaching warm front, sun will give way to increasing clouds. A spotty shower is possible late in the day, but most computer model guidance is suggesting that any showers will stay north of the Delaware Valley. With the warm southerly flow, temperatures will warm into the mid 70s.
The warm front I mentioned above will move through our area Tuesday night, giving way to an even warmer day on Wednesday, October 24th. Temperatures should reach 80 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds!
High pressure will take over again on Thursday, October 25th. Temperatures will remain warm, in the mid 70s, with a mix of sun and clouds.
Friday, October 26th, will be a rinse and repeat day of Thursday. There will be a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the mid 70s.
The first half of the weekend looks very nice. Saturday, October 27th, will feature a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures remaining mild. The high will be in the low 70s.
The second half of the weekend is where the uncertainty comes into play. A cold front will be approaching from the west, and the timing is difficult to pinpoint this far out. For now, we'll call Sunday, October 28th, a cooler day with showers possible. How cool the day is and how much rain there will be is going to remain uncertain until the time gets closer.
Behind Sunday's cold front will likely be chilly temperatures for the following week. Be sure to check in with Phillyweather.net throughout the week for updates to this forecast!