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Philly: Severe Storm, Flooding Risk to Start the New Week

By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
July 13, 2014; 3:30 AM ET

After only spotty rainfall this weekend in the Philadelphia area, the risk of severe thunderstorms and flash flooding will ramp up quickly starting Monday.

As much cooler air plunges into the Midwest thanks to a southward trip by the Polar Vortex, warm and moist air will surge northward along the Atlantic Seaboard to start the new week.

The storms Monday and Tuesday will bring the risk of damaging wind gusts initially but can be followed by repeating downpours and the potential for flash flooding.

Showers and thunderstorms may linger through Wednesday, especially toward the Jersey Shore.

The weather pattern for the new week is likely to bring extended disruptions to travel and outdoor activities along much of the Atlantic Seaboard, including the South.

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Drier and less humid air will spread into the region later in the week, holding high temperatures to slightly below normal during what is typically known as the hottest time of the year.

The weather at Minneapolis early next week will be more appropriate for football, rather than baseball for the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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