Hi everyone. I returned home yesterday night from Boston to be greeted with heavy rains and strong thunderstorms. These showers and storms are part of a low pressure combining with the upper level trough. Over four inches of rain has fallen in Philadelphia and has created some flooding problems in the area.
Update Monday: According to the National Weather Service, Philadelphia received 4.84 inches of rain Sunday. This was the 4th highest single day rain on record, behind Hurricane Floyd in 1999 (6.63 inches) and others.
By tomorrow, the rain should become more scattered. By Tuesday, we could see some sun later in the day! Temperatures should stay in the mid 80s for the rest of the week before another low pressure system passes through next weekend. This low has the potential to be influenced by a tropical system heading up the east coast. If this scenario comes true, our area could be in for a healthy soaker (more rain than this weekend). Right now details are vague and confidence is low, especially with the tropical system (since it doesn’t even exist yet).
Here is the continuously updating radar for your convenience:
And here is the five-day forecast: