The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement
for Philadelphia County on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the statement, a line of showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm will produce gusty winds during the mid-afternoon:
AT 217 PM EDT... A LINE OF SHOWERS OVER THE NORTHERN DELMARVA, EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHWESTERN NEW JERSEY WILL MOVE EAST AT 45 MPH TOWARD THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE COAST DURING THE MID AFTERNOON. THESE SHOWERS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH AS THEY MOVE THROUGH. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY ALSO DEVELOP IN THIS LINE, WHICH COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY STRONGER WIND GUSTS, OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING AND SMALL HAIL.
PLEASE SECURE ANY LOOSE ITEMS THAT ARE OUTDOORS. BE PREPARED FOR THE GUSTY WINDS IN AND AROUND ANY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS, ESPECIALLY IF DRIVING HIGH-PROFILE VEHICLES ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
Here is the forecast through the weekend:
Wednesday night: A chance of showers, mainly before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. At night, partly cloudy, with a low around 37. West wind 9 to 15 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. At night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. At night, partly cloudy with a low around 43.