Chester County residents could dry off on Saturday after Friday’s tropical storm, but only before Sunday’s expected rain and thunderstorms.
Friday’s tropical Andrea rainstorm more than doubled several records set in various areas on June 7 previous years. A flood watch warning was posted Friday afternoon and it expired Saturday morning. There were no serious damage reports although there were scattered reports of downed trees across roadways.
Sunday’s weather has expected scattered thunderstorms throughout the day, according the National Weather Service. The weather service predicts a high of 83 degrees on Sunday.
Saturday’s temperature, mostly cloudy, reached 73 degrees with an expected low overnight of 60 degrees, reported by the National Weather Service.
Saturday was slightly warmer than Friday’s weather of a high of 69 degrees, despite Friday’s all day rain storm.
The East Branch of the Brandywine Creek, below Downingtown, reached the flood stage when it crested just at 7 feet late Friday night. The water height continued to lower on Saturday.
Rainfall totals within Chester County released by the weather service included a high of 4.24 inches in Unionville and a low of 2.61 inches in Cochranville in far western Chester County. A station in the West Chester area measured 3.99 inches. Other totals included 3.98 in Franklin in southern Chester County and 3.92 inches in the Spring City area of northern Chester County.