Thought you saw the last of Tropical Storm Fay when it dumped torrential rains on Florida during its four separate landfalls over the Sunshine State. Well, think again. After Fay came ashore for the fourth and final time in Northern Florida and the Florida Panhandle, it proceeded westward, and finally went further inland into the Mississippi Valley area over the weekend.
Over the past several days, Fay’s remnants have been moving eastward across the Southeastern United States, and are currently dumping heavy rains on North Carolina including Charlotte. In addition to the heavy rainfall, there have been some isolated tornadoes. Meanwhile, the northern fringe of the precipitation from what is left of Fay is slowly moving northward into Virginia, and is expected to make its way into West Virginia as well as Western Pennsylvania, and the Washington, D.C. area later today. By tomorrow, Thursday, the rain shield will be advancing on Philadelphia, Southern Jersey, and Central Jersey.
According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly, New Jersey, there is a chance for showers and storms starting on Thursday night, and carrying over into Friday and Saturday. Of the three day, or 36 hour period, the best chance for rain is on Saturday with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures during the period will range from the upper 70s to the low 80s.