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7:00 AM | ****Heavy rain and strong winds from later today into Wednesday…flooding and power outages on the table with this powerful storm system**** — Arcfield Weather

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6-Day forecast for the Philadelphia, PA metro region

Today

Mainly cloudy with rain developing by mid-day , heavy at times in the afternoon, chance for a late day thunderstorm, watch out for localized flooding, becoming milder, increasingly windy, highs near 50 degrees; E-SE winds increasing to 15-25 mph; gusts later in the day to 40 mph

Tonight

Rain, heavy at times in the evening, chance for a thunderstorm, watch out for localized flooding, strong and potentially damaging winds gusting to 50 mph, chilly, lows in the mid 40’s

Wednesday

Becoming partly sunny, chilly, still very windy with gusts to 40 mph, chance of rain showers, mid-to-upper 40’s for afternoon highs

Wednesday Night             

Mainly clear, windy, colder, near 30 degrees for late night lows

Thursday

Mainly sunny, chilly, mid-to-upper 40’s

Friday

Increasing clouds, chilly, chance of rain late in the day and at night, increasingly windy, mid-to-upper 40’s; heavy rain and strong winds at night

Saturday

Becoming partly sunny, cool, still windy, chance of AM rain showers, lower 50’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, windy, colder, low-to-mid 30’s

Discussion              

A powerful storm system will bring heavy rain to the Philly metro region this afternoon and tonight and significant flooding is on the table. Some spots can receive as much as 2-3 inches of rain and this will be on top of already well-saturated grounds from multiple heavy rain events in recent weeks. In addition to the heavy rainfall, winds will become increasingly strong with potentially damaging gusts to 50 mph or so raising the possibility of broken limbs, downed trees and numerous power outages. Another significant storm system can produce similar conditions around here from late Friday into early Saturday (i.e., heavy rain and strong winds). A third storm system threatens the Mid-Atlantic region during the first half of next week and this time snow will be on the table.

Meteorologist Paul Dorian
Arcfield Weather

Paul Dorian

2024-01-09 12:00:00

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