*A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Delaware and southern NJ until 4 pm*
*A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Sussex County in Delaware until 1045 am*
By Geoff Bansen
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hurricane Arthur (now a category 2 storm) is beginning to turn to the northeast and move out to sea. However, we will be feeling some of the effects here, especially Delaware and coastal New Jersey.
Heavy rain bands from Arthur will push onshore earlier in the day, causing flash flood watches and warnings. Winds will also pick up and it will be breezy in many locations. We are, however, expecting any showers or storms to fade with time. By the afternoon, locations further inland will begin to clear and will likely see some sunshine, especially up in the Poconos.
Coastal sections will take longer to clear out but eventually will. The only issue for firework shows tonight will be the winds from Arthur, so we will continue to monitor the situation closely. It will also be not nearly as hot, with highs only in the lower 80s.
The weekend looks fantastic, lots of sunshine and warm temperatures in the mid to uppers 80s!
From all of us in the CBS3 Eyewitness Weather Team, have a safe and Happy 4th of July.
Today in Weather History
1776 – The weather at PHL, from the Journal of Israel (or Phineas) Pemberton, taken 2 miles
W of Philadelphia:
7 am: 65.5 degrees, fair skies, a N wind, and a pressure of 30.5″.
3 pm: 74 degrees with cloudy skies, a SW wind, and a pressure of 30.25″.