Needed Rain Ahead
By Justin Drabick
A couple of systems will bring some much needed rain to the Delaware Valley this weekend.
First, a strong cold front continued to slide through Saturday night. Showers and thunderstorms are breaking out ahead of the front.
A severe thunderstorm alert was issued for Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania suburbs earlier this evening. Shower and storm chances will come to an end overnight as the front passes, before the main event arrives.
Low pressure over the southern U.S. will track northeast on Sunday. Rain will begin to develop by late morning and continue through Sunday night, heaviest during the evening. A flood watch is in effect for Pennsylvania and Delaware with 2-3” of rain possible.
With the recent dry conditions, the main rivers are not expected to flood. The storm will then slowly move northward on Monday keeping a shower chance in the forecast with windy conditions and cool highs in the mid 50s.