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Warm Rain Brings Flooding, Thunderstorm Warning

NBC10 First Alert Weather: Quick-Moving Rain

Rain that hit the area midday Tuesday should move out later in the day bringing drier conditions. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

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. Warmer Temps But Slush RemainsWarmer Temps But Slush Remains

NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley explains why an icy mess remained on roads Tuesday morning despite temps in the mid-40s.
(Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

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.