Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Updating This Evening's Rains

After a high of 68 in Philadelphia earlier today we're dropping in the temperature department as cooler air is now working into the region with the passage of the cool front.   We're in the 50's now across the region, with lower 50's at the Airport and temperatures near 50 to our south and southwest as cooler air slowly filters in.   Philly has picked up about three-eighths of an inch of rain as of 6 PM and we're about halfway through the event, with the potential to probably get three-quarters of an inch to an inch of rain in many locations before rain tapers off after 9 or 10 PM from southwest to northeast, with the majority of us out of the rain by 11 PM or Midnight.

We're currently under urban/small stream flood advisories for the next couple of hours as the band of rain moves through -- it is moving pretty quickly but because of its orientation it will take a while yet to move through and steady rounds of rain are yet to fall over the coming couple of hours.   Despite the flood advisories, no major flooding is expected but local roads and streams that are the typical ones to get a bit dicey to navigate in heavier rainfalls are susceptible for brief flooding over the next few hours.

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