By Katie Fehlinger
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We get one last pleasant day before a large, very slow-moving system creeps into the Delaware Valley renewing flood concerns by midweek. While severe weather is NOT the main concern for our area, this system certainly has a history of damaging storms.
In the midst of what’s actually been a relatively quiet severe weather season, this storm brought a rude awakening to the central Plains and Midwest over the weekend. Numerous tornado, hail and wind reports have come in, and we’ll likely see more through Wednesday as the storm SLOWLY migrates east.
Back here at home, the first raindrops start to move in as early as late Monday night. Tuesday features off and on rain and drizzle, not to mention a chilly wind and temperatures that won’t even break out of the 50’s.
Wednesday is the wettest and provides the biggest flood potential. Rain will douse us almost anytime, and the region as a whole likely ends up with several inches of total rainfall from the storm.
Since the storm is so large, showers continue to linger Thursday. While Friday has the best shot to stay dry, this sluggish giant is still trying to retreat Saturday. So we could once again see some residual showers to kick off the weekend.