Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Soakings Ahead For Chunks Of Region


Morning radar shows what will be an active weather day for the Delaware Valley -- a few areas of rain, heavy thunder, all nudging east and east-northeast towards a good chunk of the region. Some of the thunderstorms have been rather heavy this morning back across Maryland and Northern Pennsylvania, with severe thunderstorm warnings and even a tornado warning (down near Bel Air, MD around 6 AM) issued.

The main kicker is most of these storms are producing heavy rains...and the potential for flash flooding exists for the Philly metro and points north today as some storms could produce two inches (perhaps more) of rain between now and day's end.

We'll have a more thorough update forthcoming in a bit on the storms themselves but overall today, expect occasional rain and thunder. The morning threat focuses predominately west and northwest of the city, shifting east and south through the day. Although the threat of flash flooding will be higher north/west of the city, some storms could produce localized flooding in any location.

Highs this afternoon range from the mid 70's north and west to the lower 80's south and east (storms impact you guys at the Shore & Beaches last, resulting in a milder day down there). It will be muggy with tropical-like dew points and thanks to the approaching cool front triggering thunderstorms, rainfall could reach or exceed two inches in parts of the region.