Rain, rain, and Wednesday might be rainier; flood watches continue

July 24, 2018

A man carries an umbrella while crossing the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City during the weekend. It keeps on raining. TIM TAI / Staff Photographer

By Staff

Fitful, staccato downpours have been dousing parts of the region again Tuesday, flood watches remain in effect west of the Delaware River until 8 a.m. Wednesday, and in all likelihood they will lap into Thursday.

The targeted areas Tuesday have been to the west of I-95 along the region’s “fall line,” said Alex Staarman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. That’s the subtly elevated area, just a few miles wide, which extends from the Carolinas to New England where the Atlantic Coastal plain begins to rise toward the Appalachians.

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