Flash flood warnings remain in effect as remnants of Hurricane Ida begin to move away

Wednesday proved to be a historic weather day across the Delaware Valley, as remnants of Ida dumped seven to 10 inches of rain, causing widespread flooding and produced at least one tornado.

Destruction of property and the closing of roadways was unprecedented, ranging from far western Chester County in Pennsylvania through northern Mercer County in New Jersey and beyond.

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for most of the counties throughout the region until 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Rain should end between midnight and 3 a.m. Thursday.

There were 76 reports of severe weather of some kind, from heavy rain through a funnel cloud. Rivers will continue to rise, some through the weekend before the water begins to sink back.

Ida made landfall on the same day 16 years earlier that Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi, and its 150-mph winds tied it for the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the continental United States. 

Stay up to date on the latest weather alerts with the interactive map above.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain continues. Low: 63

THURSDAY: Sun, dry. High: 76, Low: 58

FRIDAY: Another beauty. High: 75, Low: 58

SATURDAY: Sunny, pleasant. High: 79, Low: 67

SUNDAY: More clouds. High: 80, Low: 66



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