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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A line of heavy rain and strong storms associated with a cold front pushed through the region last night, leaving behind extensive storm damage across the mid-Atlantic this morning.
That line of storms prompted several tornado warnings as well. The National Weather Service is currently reviewing storm reports and will be making a decision later Saturday morning as to whether they will be sending out a team to assess the damage and determine if any tornadoes did indeed touch down.
The rain left its mark as well causing creeks, rivers, and streams to swell. Some spots picked up anywhere between 3-6 inches of rain with last night’s storms. A record daily maximum rainfall was set in the Allentown area where just under 3.5 inches of rain fell. The old record was 1.59 inches set back in the 1930s.
In the meantime, it is much quieter this morning with a few lingering showers and we will dry out with the return of sunshine Saturday afternoon.
However, get ready because the winds are expected to crank up. Gusts up to 45 mph will be possible in some locations Saturday afternoon.
It will be much cooler outdoors compared to the last couple of days. Look for a high this Saturday in the 50s.
The Eyewitness Weather Team will continue to keep you posted on the latest weather alerts and updates.
THIS AFTERNOON — Lingering Morning Showers Followed by Clearing. Turning Cooler and Windy. High 58
TONIGHT — Mostly Clear and Cold. Low 38
SUNDAY — Sunny and Cool. High 57
MONDAY — Mostly Cloudy with Showers Developing. High 60
TUESDAY (ELECTION DAY) — Mostly Cloudy with a Few Showers, Warmer. High 68
WEDNESDAY — Mostly Cloudy with Morning Showers then Clearing. High 66
THIS AFTERNOON — Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Showers Early, then Turning Mostly Sunny and Windy. High 60
TONIGHT — Mostly Clear and Cold. Low 46
SUNDAY — Sunny and Cool. High 56
OCEAN TEMP: 58-61°
THIS AFTERNOON — Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers Early, then Turning Mostly Sunny and Windy. High 50
TONIGHT — Mostly Clear. Low 32
SUNDAY — Sunny and Chilly. High 49