Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Rain delay, but storms coming

A tornado watch is up as nearby as Berks County; flood watch for Philly.

Rain delay, but storms coming

As advertised, that strong front is pressing eastward, and it's raising a ruckus just to the west of the region.

The National Weather Service map looks like something out of a '60s day-glo poster, with watches and warnings all over the place.

Philadelphia and all the neighboring counties on both sides of the Delaware are under a flash-flood watch from 10 p.m. until tomorrow morning.

A tornado watch is in effect in portions of Berks County, and a tornado warning was posted right near the Pennsylvania-Maryland border as a strong cell was on the attack, evident in the radar image.

It could be quite a busy night for the grounds crew at Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies aef hosting the Marlins.

The projected rainfall amounts have been upped since this morning, with as much as 2 inches possible.

We'll keep you apprised.

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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Everyone talks about the weather, and here we write about it.

When we’re around and conditions warrant, we’ll keep you updated about what’s coming, but we will do our best always to discuss weather and climate developments in context and remind you that nothing in the atmosphere happens in a vacuum.

Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

Reach Tony at twood@phillynews.com.

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