Remnants of Florence to Bring Downpours to Philly Area on Tuesday

Expect localized flash flooding this week as a result of the deadly storm.


Image via the National Hurricane Center

What’s left of deadly Hurricane Florence, a tropical depression as of 5 a.m. on Monday, will make its way to the Philadelphia area on Tuesday, bringing lots of rain.

Forecasters say we could be in for localized flash flooding as a result of the storm, which ravaged North and South Carolina this past weekend, leading to at least 16 deaths and more than 1,000 rescues, according to The New York Times.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Philadelphia region, effective through Tuesday night. Expect heavy rain on Monday afternoon and evening, as well as on Tuesday, when remnants of Florence will reach the area and downpours are more likely to occur.

A thunderstorm is possible before 7 p.m. on Monday. The NWS is anticipating roughly two inches of rain on Tuesday. Right now, the flooding is expected to be localized, and could be worse in areas that have already seen flooding in recent weeks. The showers will likely end around 11 p.m. that evening.

Winds will remain relatively light — between 7 to 9 mph — during this time. The temperature is expected to reach around 80 degrees Fahrenheit on both Monday and Tuesday, so expect some mugginess.

We’re in for a few days of sun after the rain. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are expected to be sunny, with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.

For information on how to help communities affected by Hurricane Florence, check out this guide from Forbes.