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Jersey Shore Brian Hickey/PhillyVoice

The beaches were crowded on the Sunday of Fourth of July Weekend in Ventnor, N.J. Expect a beautiful weekend at the shore Saturday and Sunday.

July 14, 2017

Dreary Friday giving way to sunny weekend in Philly, shore

The sun will come out tomorrow. We've just had to bear through a miserable Friday first.

While the area cooled off significantly Friday after temperatures reached the high-90s in Philadephia on Thursday, humidity, clouds and a chance of thunderstorms will prevail here throughout the rest of the evening. Some storms could bring heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Those who decided to start their weekend getaway at the shore early on Friday were in for a rude awakening. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of South Jersey in the afternoon as storms, some powerful, swept east.

Forecasters predict showers and thunderstorms will be likely in Atlantic City before 2 a.m. Saturday. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain.

But fear not, folks.

The weekend is shaping up to be sunny and dry, with temperatures hitting in the mid to high 80s and lows around 70 Saturday and Sunday. As usual, expect temperatures to be about five to 10 degrees lower at the shore and in the Poconos.

A slight chance of showers hangs over the Jersey Shore Saturday morning, but any rain should clear out by 11 a.m., forecasters say.

A glance at next week shows a chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday with highs near 88 in Philly, according to NWS.

Things are set to heat back up in the middle of the week, with sunny skies and highs in the 90s expected for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

JERSEY SHORE

Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. Chance of rain is 60 percent, with a half- to three-quarters of rainfall possible. Expect a low around 72 with winds 5 to 7 mph, but becoming calm.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers before 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Monday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 75.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

PHILADELPHIA

Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m., then a chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 71. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than one-tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

POCONOS

Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light south wind.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Monday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Tuesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Tuesday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Thursday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.