By Geoff Bansen
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Rain will continue to soak the Delaware Valley for the rest of the day. It has been a bit more scattered than expected, but we do expect some heavier downpours later this afternoon. It will also be on the windy side, with gusts of up to 35 mph possible in and around Philadelphia. Something else to be aware of is the threat for a thunderstorm later today. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a marginal risk for severe weather for much of the mid Atlantic, an area which includes Philadelphia.
While this is the lowest classification that they can issue for severe weather, it still indicates the chance to see a strong to severe thunderstorm. Any storms later this afternoon and this evening would produce downpours, gusty winds, and lightning. While most locations are unlikely to see one, stay prepared if you plan to venture out on this wet Wednesday.
When all is said in done, we expect to see around an inch of rain in Philadelphia, with lower totals by the coast and higher totals to the north and west.
Rain will begin to taper off by Thursday morning, with perhaps a lingering shower before gradual clearing takes place. Highs on Thursday will briefly reach the low 70s before significantly cooling down Thursday night. Friday and Halloween Saturday will be dry but cool, with highs only in the upper 50s.