Heavy Rain Friday Poses Flood Threat in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware

Inches of rain could fall throughout the day

[phillygram] Gutter ripples

Motorists across the Philadelphia area were urged to slow down because of occasional heavy rain during a dreary Friday.

The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team issued a First Alert for Friday as the National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for Philadelphia, the immediate suburbs, Berks County, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey with the exception of the Jersey Shore and northern Delaware through late Friday.

Forecasters said 2 to 3 inches of rain could fall with as much as 4 inches in some parts. The heaviest rain is expected to move through the area from southwest to northeast from the afternoon into the evening, possibly leading to a messy end-of-the-work-week commute.

Flooding is possible along the coast as well as by streams and poor drainage areas.

The best advice is to give yourself more time to get around Friday.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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