Record-challenging warmth Tuesday, Wednesday

It was a mild Monday to start the week, with high temperatures near 80 degrees.

We did, however, experience a good amount of cloud cover in spots during the afternoon.

The skies will turn mainly clear as some fog settles in Monday night, especially in valley locations. Temperatures overnight will remain mild and fall into only the mid-50s.

Even warmer air will move in for Tuesday and Wednesday, when we likely challenge record high temperatures in the lower to mid-80s with mostly sunny skies.

Tuesday's record high for Allentown is 81, set in 1963; Reading's record is 85, set in 1908.

The records for Wednesday are 82 in Allentown, set in 1963, and 84 in Reading, set in 1963.

If we don't set or tie the record high temperatures, it's going to be awfully close both days.

By the end of the week, the pattern will change by bringing in more clouds with a few showers or a little rain, possibly even a thunderstorm.

Temperatures will also slowly return to normal, which is low- and mid-60s for this weekend.

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High Low
Current 73°F 54°F
Average 73°F 51°F
Record 90°F May 24, 1936 33°F May 24, 1926