Heavy rain hit the area overnight and continued into the Wednesday morning rush.
“Tonight’s rain should be heaviest North and West with some areas getting more than one inch,” said NBC10 First Alert Weather Chief meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz. “It should continue off and on into the morning rush.”
Glenn says the heaviest rain should hit overnight into Wednesday morning with one to two inches of rain expected in the Philadelphia area and over four inches of rain expected in Berks County and the Lehigh Valley.
Wednesday’s rain is a preview of even more rain to come as a stalled front will cause more downpours Thursday and Friday that could lead to some flooding. The stalled front isn't related to Tropical Storm Joaquin, which could impact our area over the weekend.
“Tropical Storm Joaquin may strengthen into a hurricane but won’t move much the next two days,” Glenn said. “It may start to curve out to sea but then curve back towards the East Coast. At the same time a cold front comes through our area and stalls south of us. This brings much colder air in, increases easterly wind and produces a lot of rain even without Joaquin in the picture. If the storm/hurricane would hit nearby, it may not be until the weekend.”
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