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Showers Linger, Finally Drying Out

Rain Records 4_30

By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The rain has lessened and the bulk of the precipitation has moved off to our north and east.

However, Flood Warnings are still in effect through later Thursday. Numerous rivers and creeks are seeing moderate to major flooding, most notably the Brandywine Creek and the Schuylkill River.

Additionally, rain records for April 30th were broken in many locations in the Delaware Valley.

We are still expecting scattered showers for the greater part of the day, featuring mostly cloudy skies with perhaps an afternoon peek of sun.

Temperature wise Thursday is going to be a very mild day, as a warm front has moved north of us, allowing mild southern winds to filter in.

The cold front of this system will move through later in the day, bringing with it a few showers. Other than that, skies should begin to clear later on tonight. Temperatures will be fairly comfortable overnight, dropping into the low to mid 50s.

Friday will be a dry day with seasonable temperatures, and right now the weekend is looking good as well. Other than a stray sprinkle from a weak upper level disturbance, both Saturday and Sunday will see a mix of sun and clouds and seasonable temperatures.

This Day in Weather History

1854 – The Connecticut River reached a level of nearly twenty-nine feet at Hartford (the highest level of record up until that time). The record height was reached in the midst of a great New England flood which followed sixty-six hours of steady rain.

Geoff Bansen
AM WX Producer

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