Flood watch in effect for Philadelphia area this week

Flood watch in effect for Philadelphia area this week

With more heavy rain expected Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties.

A series of rain storms could push area rivers and streams over their banks over the next five days.

The latest storm poised to sweep across New England will bring with it the threat of flooding.

Rainfall totals of one to two inches with isolated three-inch amounts are expected. Rivers and streams also continue to run high, with the Delaware River expected to surge to almost 16 feet in Easton, and almost 17 feet in Riegelsville, Bucks County by the weekend.

Flooding in low lying and flood prone areas will be likely, especially in urban areas and the Interstate 20 corridor.

Area residents are being to monitor National Weather Service forecasts for possible Flood Watches and Warnings.

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Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain after midnight.

Tomorrow sunny skies will return with highs around 60°. Temperatures will reach the upper 50s on Thursday and gradually warm into the 70s by Saturday. High near 60. Southeast wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Winds NW 5-15 miles per hour. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Friday: Cloudy with a shower at times and it should be cooler. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

There will probably be some leftover showers between Thursday night and Friday afternoon, Babinski said.

With recent warm weather and the high April sun angle, it will be hard to get the snow to stick too much on area roads.

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