Thursday, January 29, 2015

Stormy commute in Philly

Bad timing for heavy rain in the metro area.

Stormy commute in Philly

We were beginning to think today was looking a lot like last Friday, when downpours arrived ahead of schedule in the morning, and then the rest of the day was dead quiet.

But shower activity has picked up in some areas, with heavy rains near the Shore, where a flash-flood warning was in effect, and a strong cell popped up over northern Delaware.

That one was battering Delaware County and moving on Philadelphia. The National Weather Service says it will affect Philly and nearby parts of Montgomery, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in the next half hour or so.

So far today the heaviest rains have fallen to the west of the city, with radar estimates of an inch-plus.

About a half-inch plopped into the rain gauges in Pottstown and Wilmington.

So far this month, every county in the region has had above-normal rainfall. It's been awhile since that was the case.


Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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