Drivers are in for a messy morning commute Thursday as heavy rain and wind hit the area.
Rain moved into the region Wednesday night with light showers turning to downpours Thursday morning in parts south and east of Philadelphia.
The quick bursts of heavy rainfall could produce up to half an inch of rain in an hour, leading to ponding on roadways in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Trenton, Atlantic City and other surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service.
In the Philadelphia area, the rain will be at its heaviest during the morning rush.
The storms will be strongest at the Jersey Shore, where a coastal flood advisory is in effect until 12 p.m. Thursday. Winds could approach nearly 40 miles per hour at the Shore, where there is a high rip current risk.
Strong winds -- with gusts surpassing 20 miles per hour in the city -- will make the wet day feel even chillier.
"That northeasterly wind is making for a dreary start this morning and it will help keep temperatures much lower," said NBC10 First Alert Meteorologist Bill Henley.
High temperatures will reach the mid-60s by late afternoon.
The heaviest rain should clear out by Thursday afternoon, making way for a more pleasant weekend.
Sunshine is expected to return Friday with high temperatures in the upper-70s. The sunny weather will continue into the weekend with temperatures entering the low-80s during the first full weekend of fall.