Severe weather hits Delaware Valley just in time for holiday weekend

Kimberly Adams
April 19, 2019 - 9:19 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Delaware Valley is in for some severe weather as many observe Passover and Easter.

"Biggest threat for us will be intense downpours, these sheets of rain coming down with these storms,” said CBS3 meteorologist Kate Bilo.

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Bilo says that's what we can expect in our area as we head into Saturday. All of this weather is due to severe storms in the south. There will be damaging winds, but not widespread, Bilo says.

"Isolated areas that get stuck under the heaviest downpours that could deal with an inch of rain a half hour and that could lead to ponding on the roads, that could lead to those smaller streams and creeks breaching their banks,” she said.

This won't be as severe as last weekend's intense weather, but Bilo urges caution on the roads if you have to head out.

The good news, the holiday won't be an entire washout as things will look to get better on Saturday.

"If you want to get outside with the kids, if you want to do some travelling the afternoon looks good. Then Sunday starts off with sun so for folks attending sunrise services the morning maybe a couple scattered showers in the afternoon.”