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    Philly: Heavy Rain Friday Brings Risk of Flash Flooding

    By By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist
    May 17, 2014, 2:03:32 AM EDT

    The week will end with a dose of heavy rain and the risk of flash and urban flooding around Philadelphia.

    A front responsible for torrential rainfall in Texas has joined with tropical moisture from the Atlantic late in the week.

    As this corridor of moisture pivots through the area Friday into early Friday evening, the rainfall produced could be heavy enough to cause incidents of flash and urban flooding, along with significant travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities. While heavy, steady rain will end prior to the start of the game at Citizen's Bank Park , but soggy grounds and spotty showers could prompt a delay or postponement.


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    By Saturday, the heavy rain and thunderstorms will have shifted to the north and east across New England. Travel conditions will improve locally.


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    A storm in the upper levels of the atmosphere will bring slightly cooler-than-average temperatures over the weekend. Temperatures typically range from a low in the middle 50s to a high in the middle 70s.

    For folks with outdoor plans, chilly air aloft associated with the storm could bring brief very spotty showers, during the afternoon and evening hours on Sunday.

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