Warm Rain Brings Flooding, Thunderstorm Warning

A day after the area dealt with snow and ice, a warm-up brought heavy rain, thunderstorm threats and flooding fears.

Heavy rain fell Tuesday during the day as temps pushed up near 60. By late-morning, temps already hit the high 50s.

Shortly after noon, the National Weather Service put out a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Philadelphia, the immediate suburbs and South Jersey through 1:15 p.m.

Despite the warmer temps, slippery spots remained on roads and fog complicated the Tuesday morning commute in Allentown, Lehigh Valley and Poconos. [[368924011, C]]

The heavy rain caused power outages, flooding and damage to buildings and homes throughout the day. The system finally moved out Tuesday evening.

Monday's storm left more than 4 inches of snow in parts of Delaware and left plenty of ice in the Philadelphia region causing a slippery commute that led to hundreds of schools opening late.

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