A Saturday soaker is headed for the Philadelphia region, with an area of low pressure set to traverse the lower Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley. This system will merge with another low as it progresses up the Southeast Coast, resulting in a day-long deluge for the area.
The rain will gradually spread from west to east, with the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania suburbs likely experiencing the first showers in the early morning, around 6 to 7 a.m. By lunchtime, the entire region is expected to be immersed in the wet weather. Later in the day, heavier rain is anticipated, extending into the night.
Rainfall totals are forecasted at 1 to 2 inches across the Philadelphia tri-state area. Gusty winds, with occasional gusts reaching 20 to 30 mph, are expected, particularly along the Jersey Shore, especially on Sunday.
As for when the rain will subside, Sunday won’t be a complete washout. Showers will persist early in the morning but will gradually recede as the low-pressure system moves away from the coast. Sunday afternoon should see drying conditions, with some lingering clouds.
Over the weekend, temperatures will remain below average, with cool readings in the 50s and 60s. Stay prepared for the Saturday soaker and anticipate a gradual clearing on Sunday.