By Katie Fehlinger
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Interesting fact: Philadelphia, Mississippi reported golf ball and egg-sized hail Sunday night.
Thankfully, the severe weather threat for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley as a whole is FAR lower. However, we’ll have our own set of issues.
Let’s back up briefly. A large, potent and moisture-rich storm system has been wreaking havoc in the deep South. Numerous severe weather reports of tornadoes, large hail, wind damage, a mudslide and even water rescues came out of that region Sunday night into Monday morning.
Back to the local impacts. First and foremost, we have to talk about rain. Mainly a PM issue, the rain moves in no later than Monday afternoon, with the heaviest Monday evening. Second, our region sits right on the edge of Monday’s slight severe weather risk zone. So, we may pick up a few gusty thunderstorms (especially in the southern counties, and especially at night) as the main front crosses.
Other than a few lingering showers Tuesday morning, skies will clear with some blustery conditions in the storm’s wake. However we’ll actually warm up to the mid 60’s and see much more sunshine for the postponed Phillies home opener.
Late week tease: a nice warming trend is on the horizon. By week’s end, Philadelphia flirts with 70 degrees!
In the meantime, grab your umbrella!