Tropical rain system hits the east coast
A high pressure ridge over Long Island is peventing this system from moving to the northeast and away from land so instead the steering currents are driving it into New Jersey Delaware and as far inland as Pennsylvania
Storm with Flooding Rain Revisits the Mid-Atlantic (AccuWeather)
A storm along the mid-Atlantic that went through a weakening phase Wednesday is now strengthening and drifting closer to the coast. The system has had a history of tropical rainfall this week.
After dumping 5-10 inches of rain in portions of eastern North Carolina early this week, the storm is boomeranging and is expected to plow into the Delmarva Friday.
Locally 5 inches or more could fall in this area
The zone AccuWeather.com meteorologists are most concerned about lies in a swath from Salisbury, Md., to Atlantic City, N.J., inland to Harrisburg, Pa., and Martinsburg, W.Va. The worst of the rain and potential flooding may hit overnight tonight into Friday midday.