EVENING: Clear and mild. Temps in the 70s.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and milder. Low 52.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High 83.

Thursday’s official high of 79 was the warmest so far this month. We expect Friday to be warmer and bring our first 80 degree day for May.

Much of Friday will be sunny as we start in the 50s and climb near 83 for the afternoon.

Clouds increase late Friday night and some showers could develop overnight into Saturday morning. There remain some questions as to how wet Saturday will be. Some models take the entire system (and its moisture) and keep it south of Pennsylvania, meaning that while some clouds will be around, most of Saturday could be dry. Still, other guidance suggests some light showers for the first half of the day while some clearing occurs during the late afternoon. While the bulk of the moisture stays south, even in these wetter scenarios, there would be enough shower activity to make for a damp start to the weekend. If it does rain Saturday, it won’t be a soaker or a washout by any stretch.

We start another dry and seasonable stretch on Sunday (good news for Mother’s Day plans!) which lasts through most of next week. That deficit looks to be building again too…so keep an eye on it. Heading into the weekend, parts of the region will be trending toward a 3″ deficit for 2023 again.

-Meteorologists Eric Finkenbinder