More rain expected in Philly area

Lael Walker, 5, takes a stroll in the rain through Franklin Square in July. (STEPHANIE AARONSON / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

More rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to make their way through the Philadelphia region over the next several days.

Forecasters say periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely today, with more showers on tap for Thursday and Friday.

Chances for heavy rain and storms are most likely in the late morning through the afternoon today, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature today is expected to reach just 79 degrees, seven degrees below normal.

Forecasters say flooding is possible in poor drainage and low-lying areas.

The weather service says the rain should diminish overnight.

But more scattered showers are forecasted for Thursday and Friday. The high temperatures those days, however, are expected to be closer to average, with highs of 86 degrees for Thursday and 87 for Friday forecasted. 

Those days could also see flash flooding in urban areas and small streams, the weather service says.

This summer has already been Philadelphia's rainiest on record. Since June 1, 25.13 inches of rain have fallen at Philadelphia International Airport, according to the weather service.

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