Flood warning for Philadelphia area
Heavy rain moving through the Philadelphia region has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning.
The flood warning for Philadelphia is in effect until 5 p.m., the weather service says.
A warning for eastern Delaware County, northwestern Camden County and northwestern Gloucester County is until 3 p.m.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m., the weather service said more than two inches of rain had fallen in some parts of the area.
Frankford Creek has risen above flood stage. Runoff from the rain is expected to cause elevated water levels in small creeks and streams and ponding in urban areas, underpasses and other poor drainage areas.
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Locations were flooding was reported this afternoon include U.S. Route 130 at Market Street in Gloucester City, Interstate 295 at Route 42 and multiple locations in Camden County, including 29th Street and River Road, Collings and New Jersey roads and 10th and Everett Streets.
The Philadelphia International Airport was also reporting arrival and departure delays due to the weather.
SEPTA said Route 102 trolleys were ending service at the MacDade Boulevard station due to high water at the Sharon Hill stop.
The weather service says scattered showers and thunderstorms, including some with heavy downpours, are likely throughout the Philadelphia region today.
Forecasters say the storms are expected to be slow-moving, meaning moderate-to-high rainfall amounts are likely.