Prepare for Torrential Downpours Today

A flash flood watch has been issued for the region. Severe storms (with hail and damaging winds) could roll through this evening.

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Expect a gloomy start to the workweek, Philly: we’re in for lots of rain today.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area, beginning at noon and lasting until midnight.

Forecasters predict isolated showers between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when heavier storms are expected to roll through. The NWS says some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain.

Storms are expected to subside around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Most nearby regions will likely see between two and three inches of rain accumulation through tonight.

The temperature is expected to reach a muggy 89 degrees Fahrenheit today. The low tonight will likely hover around 70 degrees.

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