Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rains Moving Off Coast

Most of the rainfall from earlier this morning has moved off the coast, not before leaving some problems on area roadways and with local streams due to accidents on the roads, localized flooding on both.   Rainfall is generally confined to scattered showers through the region, with a broken line of scattered showers farther to our west associated with the cold front.  That line of showers will cross the region later this morning and towards midday, capping any warming that may take place over the next few hours in the Delaware Valley.

More showers could occur this afternoon as a core of upper energy tracks southeast through Pennsylvania.  Showers with this batch of energy are pushing down into Pennsylvania this morning from the Great Lakes -- some of that energy will hold together through the state and could throw some additional shower activity our way after the front.

Rainfall between yesterday and this morning (unofficially through 7 AM) has totaled over two inches to the north and west of I-95, with some scattered amounts that push over three inches in isolated parts of the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, and Central Pennsylvania.  Lighter rainfall totals have fallen across the coastal plain in New Jersey and Delaware, with about an inch (give or take) falling to our south and east.

The later today showers could add a little bit more rainfall to the totals but significant rainfall does not appear likely.