Flood Watch in Effect

A Flood Watch is effect for much of the area until Wednesday morning as rain from what remains of Tropical Storm Lee moves through the area.

Late Monday there were Flash Flood warnings for the Allentown and Easton areas and a flood warning in the area of Brandywine Creek in northwest Montgomery County.

Showers came in from a front mostly west of Philadelphia Monday night. By 11 p.m. rain was falling in much of the north and western suburbs but was more sporadic in southern Delaware and South Jersey.

That front goes down to where Lee is, with tremendous moisture in the south. Some of that is clearly moving northeastward, but it looks to like the worst of the rains hit central Pa. -- more than 8 inches in some areas.

But periods of heavy rain are expected to spread east and should last for much of Tuesday and into Tuesday night. Our area could get 2 to 4 inches by the time it’s over Thursday, which would cause substantial flooding again.

This time, the Schuylkill River could see the worst flooding, since more rain will fall upstream. Any downpours are capable of producing localized flooding.

Wednesday could see some sunshine and higher temps -- it might not even get to 70 degrees Tuesday. It could also be more showery Wednesday than the steady rain expected much of Tuesday.

And more rain should fall Thursday.

The Phillies-Braves game should get in Monday night -- there could be a shower or two -- but there is a serious threat for the games Tuesday and maybe Wednesday. This would create huge problems, since there is no time left to make up any more games this season.

Also rip currents could become a concern along the coast as Hurricane Katia curves out to sea. Big waves should be expected along the Jersey Shore -- peaking Friday.

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