Philadelphia will close out June on a fairly average note, in what has been a wet and slightly warm month overall.
It is the first full weekend of summer, but it sure won’t feel like it.
Heavy rain is expected this weekend as remnants from Tropical Storm Bill spin eastward into the Delaware Valley. A Flood Watch is in effect for our entire region Saturday evening through Sunday because of the threat of downpours and flooding.
For the weekend, Saturday is certainly the better day.
Recent rain and more in the forecast is a welcome sight to farmers after the entire month of May produced barely more than one inch of rain in the Delaware Valley.
Thursday is off to a wet start. Sunday is unfortunately looking rather soggy as well.
After a wild afternoon of weather, heavy rain will continue overnight and the region will endure the chance for more showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday as a cold front exits the region. Any storms on Tuesday may also contain gusty winds and downpours but the threat severe weather will be greatly reduced.
Depending on your location, you could see a peek of sun or you could see a stray shower throughout the day.
Philadelphia, as well as other parts of the Delaware Valley, received more rainfall in one day on the first of June than it did the entire month of May.
Storms swept through the region on Monday, bringing heavy rain and causing flash flooding.
Police in Toms River, Ocean County rescued roughly two dozen drivers Thursday afternoon, after powerful rain and hail hit much of the area. Many roads are still flooded.
The storms came in fast and furious. Strong winds with gusts up to 70 mph in some places from New Jersey to Delaware and Chester counties uprooted trees, causing branches to fall and downing power lines.
Why are temperatures so chilly all of a sudden? A ‘backdoor’ front is now to the south of us, allowing an onshore flow to invade the Delaware Valley.
Winter and Spring are battling it out today as a classic early Spring clipper system is bringing rain and even some snow in the mountains today.
Today we start off with a good deal of sunshine, but clouds will quickly take over later this morning as a clipper-like system speeds across the eastern states.