BY STEVE DIMARTINO
A warm front will slowly lift northeast over the next 48 hours producing periods of showers and thunderstorms throughout the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas through Friday. Summer like conditions will take hold by this weekend and next week with a risky threat of showers and thunderstorms each day.
Thursday through tomorrow, a warm front will slowly move through the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas with periods of showers and thunderstorms. The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of wind gusts over 40 mph, hail, heavy downpours, and frequent lightning. Winds will veer from the southeast ahead of the warm front to the southwest behind the warm front at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures Thursday will range from the lower to mid 60's over the New York City metropolitan area and Long Island to the upper 60's to lower 70's over the Philadelphia metropolitan area and southern New Jersey. Temperatures Thursday night will range from the mid to upper 50's throughout the region for lows. Temperatures Friday will range from the mid to upper 60's over Connecticut and Long Island, upper 60's to lower 70's for the New York City metropolitan area, and mid to upper 70's for the Philadelphia metropolitan area and southern New Jersey.