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Memorial Day Weekend Ends With Heavy Rain, Storms

Sunny skies and warm weather gave way to heavy rain and cooler temperatures during Memorial Day Weekend.

After plenty of sunshine and warm weather, Memorial Day Weekend ended with rain. NBC10’s Drew Smith has the details.

Tropical Depression Bonnie moved into our area around 6 p.m. Sunday. While Bonnie weakened from a tropical storm to a tropical depression, it the storm still packed a punch, bringing downpours to some areas overnight.

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The system poured an average of more than an inch of rain an hour in some places before moving out as it continued north up the coast.

Though the bulk of Bonnie was out by mid-morning Monday, spotty showers and clouds will be the theme of the day for most of the area, with the possibility of a stray thunderstorm or two in some places.

Memorial Day celebrations were held all across our area on Sunday. In Valley Forge Park, the “Descendants and Friends of the 314th Infantry Regiment” held their 98th annual memorial service. In South Jersey, people lined the streets of Deptford to enjoy the town’s Memorial Day Parade.

In addition to the rain, temperatures dropped slightly on Monday, with highs reaching into the 70s in most areas.

A drying trend will start overnight Monday into Tuesday, bringing sun back for much of the remainder of the week. Rain is expected to return on the weekend.

The threat of incoming rain has already caused some regional Memorial Day celebrations to be cancelled. NBC10’s Drew Smith was at the shore, keeping track of what has been cancelled, and who isn’t letting the rain stop their fun.

Several towns canceled their Memorial Day Parades ahead of the rain. Click here to see a list of cancellations.

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