Record rainfall in Philly this weekend?

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The Philadelphia region looks to be in store for a washed out Saturday, with potentially record-setting rain soaking the area.


The National Weather Service says to expect rain to start overnight Friday into Saturday and continuing throughout the day.

Showers could be heavy at times, with places across the area seeing one to three inches of rain in total.






That amount could threaten Philadelphia’s longtime rainfall record for the date. The record rainfall for May 13 now stands at 1.4 inches, set in 1948.

Flooding in urban and poor-drainage areas is the primary concern, the weather service said, though widespread flooding is not expected.

Before then, Thursday and Friday are expected to see cooler-than-normal temperatures, with a high in the low-to-mid 60s Thursday and in the high 50s Friday. There’s also a slight chance of showers both days, forecasters said.




After a cool and wet Saturday (a high around 60 degrees is expected), much warmer and drier conditions are forecast for Mother’s Day. There’s a chance of lingering showers through Sunday morning, but sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60s are expected later in the day. 













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