Sunday, August 2, 2015

Forecasters: No end in sight for thunderstorms

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This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a stationary front across northern New England with scattered showers and thunderstorms. A surface trough extends from southern New England to northern North Carolina. Showers are associated with this feature. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)
This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a stationary front across northern New England with scattered showers and thunderstorms. A surface trough extends from southern New England to northern North Carolina. Showers are associated with this feature. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

Thunderstorms became a staple of Philadelphia-area afternoons and evenings this week. 

And that's not likely to end anytime soon, forecasters say.

More scattered showers and thunderstorms -- some bringing heavy rain and gusty wind -- are predicted to move through the region this afternoon, mainly after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. 

Then, starting Thursday, "we will continue to experience almost daily rounds of thunderstorms [...] into at least the middle of next week," the weather service says.

Forecasters say the high temperature should reach 89 degrees today. That comes after Philadelphia saw a three-day heat wave, with highs topping 90 degrees from Monday through Wednesday.

Highs for Friday and the weekend are expected to be in the high 80s.

Philadelphia is also closing in on the June rainfall record. As of this morning, 8.81 inches of rain had fallen in Philadelphia this June -- 5.83 inches above normal, according to the weather service. June's record rainfall was set in 1938, with 10.06 inches.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

Philly.com staff
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