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Flood Watch Now Lasts Through Sunday Night

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    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:11:31 GMT

    Rain arrives for the second half of the work week.  Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.

    Expect unsettled weather for the next two days. Humid today and tomorrow, with seasonable temperatures. The best chance for rain will be this afternoon & tonight, where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.

    Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday.  We may still see a passing shower Saturday morning.  Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend.

PHILADELPHIA -

A Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service has been extended through Sunday night as a large, slow-moving rainmaker moves through the region.

The Flood Watch is up for northern Delaware along with parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are expected with a few areas probably receiving close to 4 inches of rain.

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The rain started falling before Saturday morning in Philadelphia. Some of the heaviest rain will fall overnight, but there's now expected to be a second round of heavy rain on Sunday afternoon.

"Heavy rains will fall overnight, but there will be a second round of heavy rains Sunday afternoon," the weather service says.

As a result of these periods of excessive rainfall, there could be flooding in areas with poor drainage, urban areas and along small creeks and streams.

The flooding could continue for several hours after the rains have ended.

And out FOX Futurecast shows there could even be a little bit of mixed precipitation on the back end of this storm early Monday in our area...

 

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Stay with the Weather Authority for the latest updates on MyFOXPhilly.com and on the FOX 29 News at 6 & 10 p.m.

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