Record-challenging warmth to continue Wednesday

Mainly Clear and Mild Tonight

Temperatures on Tuesday topped out near, tied or set new records across the 69 News viewing area, thanks to an abundance of sunshine and a southerly wind.

Allentown's high temperature of 85 degrees beat the old record of 81, set in 1963; Reading's high of 84 was a degree shy of the record of 85, which was set in 1908.

Skies will remain mainly clear Tuesday night, with temperatures dipping into only the low-60s.

Wednesday will be another warm, record-challenging day with a mix of sun and clouds.

The record temperatures for Wednesday are 82 in Allentown, set in 1963, and 84 in Reading, also set in 1963. If we don't set or tie the record highs, it's going to be awfully close call once again.

The skies will cloud up Wednesday night, and by daybreak on Thursday, we may see a stray shower or two, as overnight temperatures fall into the mid-50s.

Spotty showers will then continue on Thursday, and when it's not showering, look for times of clouds and sun. Thursday will also be warm for this time of year, but not as warm as Tuesday and Wednesday, as temperatures peak around 70 degrees.

Along with showers, Friday presents the best chance for a period of rain. The afternoon into Friday night would be the most likely time for that steadier rain.

High temperatures on Friday will still be on the warm side, as they reach the upper-60s.

A few showers may linger into the weekend on Saturday, but Sunday will be dry. Both days this weekend will feature some sunshine and much cooler air, as high temperatures make it into only the mid- and upper-50s.

Add to that windy conditions on Saturday and a bit of a breeze on Sunday and it's going to be quite a difference from what we're experiencing outside right now.

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