How much rain will fall on Schuylkill County from Tropical Depression Ida?
We’re monitoring the latest forecasts to see just how much rain is expected to fall here in the coal region.
This page will be updated periodically through the storm with new information. Last updated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Tropical Depression Ida Path
Tropical Depression Ida is expected to pass south of Schuylkill County but forecast to dump heavy rain on us here through Thursday morning.
TD Ida Rain Arrival Time
As of Monday night, Aug. 30, rain from Tropical Depression Ida will arrive in Schuylkill County by Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Flooding Risk from Ida in Schuylkill County
National Weather Service believes there’s a Moderate risk of flash flooding in Schuylkill County from Tropical Depression Ida.
The heaviest rain from Ida is expected to fall on Schuylkill County Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night.
Flash flooding is possible anywhere, but especially in flood prone areas locally. Also, heavy rain from recent rainstorms may put more areas at risk of flash flooding here. More than 3 inches of rain fell on portions of Schuylkill County from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred.
How Much Rain for Schuylkill County from Tropical Depression Ida?
Of course, the big question everyone has ahead of Tropical Depression Ida is … How much rain are we going to get here in Schuylkill County?
Generally, National Weather Service predicts between 3-5 inches of rain here from Tropical Depression Ida. That’s from rain starting on Tuesday evening and ending on Thursday morning.
Additionally, National Weather Service believes some localized areas could see up to 7 inches of rain from Tropical Depression Ida.
For more detail, we consulted weather model maps at PivotalWeather.com to determine location-specific rainfall totals across Schuylkill County.
The following forecast totals are as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31.
It’s important to note that any slight change in the path of Tropical Depression Ida could affect expected rainfall totals.