Flood Watch Now Lasts Through Sunday Night

Flood Watch Now Lasts Through Sunday Night

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    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:39:28 GMT

    Cooler and drier air moves in today but the heat and humidity return for the second half of the holiday weekend.

    A cold front came through last night meaning cooler, less humid air is moving in for Thursday.  Mostly sunny skies and winds gusting to 25mph are also expected today.  Friday starts off very cool and also features a pleasant afternoon.

     The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.

PHILADELPHIA -

A Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service has been extended through Sunday night as a large, slow-moving rainmaker moves through the region.

The Flood Watch is up for northern Delaware along with parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are expected with a few areas probably receiving close to 4 inches of rain.

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The rain started falling before Saturday morning in Philadelphia. Some of the heaviest rain will fall overnight, but there's now expected to be a second round of heavy rain on Sunday afternoon.

"Heavy rains will fall overnight, but there will be a second round of heavy rains Sunday afternoon," the weather service says.

As a result of these periods of excessive rainfall, there could be flooding in areas with poor drainage, urban areas and along small creeks and streams.

The flooding could continue for several hours after the rains have ended.

And out FOX Futurecast shows there could even be a little bit of mixed precipitation on the back end of this storm early Monday in our area...

 

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    Cooler and drier air moves in today but the heat and humidity return for the second half of the holiday weekend.

    A cold front came through last night meaning cooler, less humid air is moving in for Thursday.  Mostly sunny skies and winds gusting to 25mph are also expected today.  Friday starts off very cool and also features a pleasant afternoon.

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