Cecily Tynan’s Official Broad Street Run 2015 Weather Forecast

Spoiler alert: It looks like runners will have pretty perfect weather.

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Good news, Broad Streeters: It looks like the weather is going to be pretty much perfect come race day. As Cecily Tynan told us today, “Mother Nature will be smiling down on the 40,000 runners as they trek down Broad Street on Sunday.” See? Perfect.

To be a bit more specific, Tynan says when you hop out of bed for your predawn wake-up call, the temperatures will be in the low 50s, but by the time the starting pistol fires at 8 a.m., temperatures will already have shot up into the upper 50s. And during the race, she says they’ll quickly rise into the mid 60s. 

Temperatures for the day will peak at a balmy 78 degrees — but don’t worry, that won’t be until mid-to-late afternoon, when you’re back home binge-watching Netflix and complaining about how sore your legs are.

So, the big question: What should you wear when the temperatures are expected to fluctuate nearly 20 degrees between the time you wake up and when you hit the finish line? Tynan suggest shorts and a short-sleeve shirt or tank top for the race, with an old long-sleeve shirt or sweatshirt that you’re okay with ditching at the starting line. (Don’t worry, local charity Clothes-Pin, which collects clothes for people in need, will pick it up.)

And don’t forget sunscreen, people! “The Sun is strong and there is very little shade along the course,” Tynan says. So make sure to slather on some tear-free, waterproof sunscreen before you head out the door.

Tynan won’t be running alongside you like she usually is (her ACL is still on the mend), but she will be doling at water at 6ABC’s water stop near mile seven — so if you see her, give her a high five.

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