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Currently in Philadelphia — September 28th, 2022

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Mostly sunny skies and cool temperatures

The weather forecast for Wednesday in the City of Philadelphia is for another day of mostly sunny skies and cool temperatures. Early morning temperatures start off in the lower 50s, while afternoon high temperatures will reach around 70°F. These temperatures are about 5 degrees below normal for late September. Winds will be out of the west at 8 to 12 miles an hour. Expect lots of sunshine today. This will be another excellent day for outdoor activities!  

Down at the Atlantic beaches, the rip current risk is expected to be Low. Remember that this late in the season, most beaches will no longer have lifeguards. Always use good judgment in the surf zone.  

Taking a quick peek at the week ahead, we can expect dry conditions and mild temperatures into Friday. We may see some impacts from Tropical Cyclone Ian toward the weekend with the main impact being the potential for significant rainfall. We’ll keep you updated as the week progresses.

Gary Szatkowski

Evacuations are underway in Florida as Hurricane Ian moves in. Hurricane Ian, which is now a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to grow to a Category 4 by Tuesday afternoon, before making landfall in Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Thousands across the state are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Since leaving Cuba, the storm’s track has moved slightly east — dangerous Hurricane weather is still expected along the West coast. Threats include flooding, hurricane force winds, tornadoes, power outages and storm surges. Storm surges south of Tampa Bay in Sarasota are now expected to reach up to 12 feet.

According to Currently’s Hurricane expert, Glenn Schwartz, with the hurricane’s new path, there is a smaller chance of the storm weakening before landfall. This will cause the storm to make landfall faster than previously expected.

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—Aarohi Sheth

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