Another soaking rain event is on the way for tonight for much of the Mid-Atlantic region in a year that has already been a record-breaker at many locations. Here is a list of some nearby cities that have already broken their yearly rainfall records:
Allentown, PA 69.71” Newark, NJ 67.80” Binghamton, NY 67.02” LaGuardia Apt, NY 63.26” Philadelphia Apt, PA 62.37” Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA 59.14” Albany, NY 52.48
Central Park, NY has already received an incredible 70.97” this year, but it is unlikely to break its record of 80.56” set in 1983. Reagan National Airport in DC has “only” received 45.46” this year, far from its record of 61.33” set in 1889.
As far as tonight’s storm is concerned, rain should begin in the DC metro region around 7PM, Philly area by 10PM and New York City shortly after midnight. I expect between 1.0 and 1.5 inches of rain from this storm from Philly to New York City to the Jersey coast with lesser amounts farther south of between 0.5 and 1.0 inches in and around the DC metro region and there can be a rumble of thunder mixed in anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic during the overnight hours. The rain pulls out of here quickly by early tomorrow paving the way for a chilly, dry weekend.