Philly Sets Record For Wettest Summer, Flood Watch Continues - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Philly Sets Record For Wettest Summer, Flood Watch Continues

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Philadelphia has now officially set a record for the wettest summer on record.

Through 2 p.m. Thursday, a total of 24.78 inches of rain has fallen at Philadelphia International Airport during this meteorological summer (June through August).

That breaks the record set two years ago, when 24.58 inches of rain fell. The next closest was almost 23 inches back in 1906.

Official climate records for Philadelphia date back to 1872.

Some area are drying out a little this afternoon, but we're not out of the woods yet.

FOX 29 Meteorologist Caitlin Roth tweeted this afternoon that the heaviest line of rain had pushed south and east of the city into South Jersey, including the shore points. Plenty of lightning was embedded within the showers.

And high-resolution forecast models show a secondary band swinging through this evening.

"Don't count on drying till after 10 p.m.," Roth said.

A Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service for much of the Delaware Valley remains in effect through midnight.

CHECK: Weather Warnings, Watches, Advisories

SIGN UP: Weather Alert Text Messages

We only forecasted a high of 79 degrees today. On Friday, we'll climb to 86 degrees because the sun comes back out and it warms up nicely.

Most of Saturday looks decent, with some sunshine. But, later on, probably after dark, we could see a pop-up shower or thunderstorm with another frontal system coming through.

We do dry out Sunday with a high of 83, and we get to 80 degrees on Monday, which looks like a very pleasant day.

Then, there's unsettled weather by the middle of next week, Serio said.

  • Caitlin RothMore>>

  • Tips To Prepare For A Hurricane

    Tips To Prepare For A Hurricane

    Sunday, October 28 2012 12:23 PM EDT2012-10-28 16:23:00 GMT
    The National Weather Service says the latest storm track for Hurricane Sandy "poses a direct threat to our region."
    The National Weather Service says the latest storm track for Hurricane Sandy "poses a direct threat to our region."
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Man Uses 10 Fake Names, Steals $360K In Welfare, Gets 30 Months

    Man Uses 10 Fake Names, Steals $360K In Welfare, Gets 30 Months

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:39:30 GMT
    A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to using multiple names and addresses to steal almost $360,000 in welfare benefits has been sentenced to serve less than three years in jail, authorities said Wednesday.
    A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to using multiple names and addresses to steal almost $360,000 in welfare benefits has been sentenced to serve less than three years in jail, authorities said Wednesday.
  • muhlenberg-motel-fire

    Firefighters Battling Blaze In Muhlenberg Motel

    Firefighters Battling Blaze In Muhlenberg Motel

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:10:34 GMT
    Firefighters are battling flames and stiff winds at the scene of a multi-alarm motel fire in Berks County.
    Firefighters are battling flames and stiff winds at the scene of a multi-alarm motel fire in Berks County.
  • Police Warn Drivers After 2 Armed Carjackings In Camden

    Police Warn Drivers After 2 Armed Carjackings In Camden

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:17:23 GMT

    Police in Camden County are asking drivers to be alert after two carjackings since this weekend along one city street.

    Police in Camden County are asking drivers to be alert after two carjackings since this weekend along one city street.

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices