Philly Sets Record For Wettest Summer, Flood Watch Continues - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

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>>

  • Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:25:33 GMT
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
  • Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:32:24 GMT
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
  • Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:14:19 GMT

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

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