Snow Showers Possible As More Heavy Rain Targets PA: Latest Forecast

PENNSYLVANIA — Flood warnings were issued for parts of Pennsylvania on Saturday as heavy rains and strong winds moved into a state already saturated from several early-week storms.

More than an inch and a half of rain has dropped in the region since Tuesday and up to two more inches is expected Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning as storms converge on the state, according to AccuWeather. Most of the region is forecast to see between half an inch to an inch of new accumulation.

Rain is expected to move into the state Saturday, developing through the afternoon and becoming heavy at times Saturday night through Sunday morning, the National Weather Service said in its latest forecast.

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Minor to moderate flooding is possible late Saturday through Sunday, the agency said.

“East flow ahead of the storm will allow water to pile up along the coasts,” NWS Mount Holly posted on X. “Tide levels are elevated due to the new moon this weekend, & heavy rain runoff may add to the high water levels.”

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On Saturday, the NWS issued a flood warning for the following Pennsylvania counties:

A flood watch remains in effect from 1 p.m. Saturday through Sunday night for the following New Jersey counties:

Temperatures are expected to drop back into the 40s overnight Saturday, forecasters said. By Sunday afternoon, cold air mixed with low-hanging clouds could create a chance for snow showers mainly northwest of Interstate 95 and in the Poconos, forecasters said.

“Any snow accumulations should be limited given the still milder boundary layer outside of the Poconos (also warmer ground), however up to an inch of snow is possible mainly in parts of the Poconos,” forecasters said.

Strong northwest winds will also move into the state Sunday and continue into Monday, forecasters said. Gusts up to 40-50 mph are expected.

After early morning cold winds, Monday will see a return to sunny skies with a high near 45 degrees.

Here’s the latest forecast, according to the National Weather Service:

Saturday: Rain. Patchy fog. High near 52. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms between midnight and 1 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 3 a.m. Low around 43. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

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