Record tied

As so often happens, the atmosphere is making up for lost time, baking away memories of a chilly March.

The official high at Philadelphia International Airport reached 84 this afternoon, equaling a record for the date set in 1959 and 1991.

Tomorrow may feel like a clone, with temperatures again approaching the mid-80s, but the record for the date -- 87 -- probably is out of reach.

As tree-pollen sufferers may be well aware, it has been quite dry, and the National Weather Service had posted an advisory about wildfire danger.

Precipitation during the last two months is running about two-thirds of normal.

That deficit should get a beat-down later in the week, with showers possible tomorrow night and Thursday night, and significant rainfall possible on Friday.