Bring an umbrella and bundle up. That's advice being offered in western Montgomery County for Friday (Nov. 12) by weather forecasters. They expect a soaking rain during the day, followed by sharp cold.
Winter temperatures officially arrive by Tuesday midnight, the National Weather Service warned. It expects western Montgomery County thermometers to drop as low as 29 degrees through Wednesday at 9 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Pottstown, Collegeville, and western Montgomery County as a result of Monday's downpour and expectations of heavy rain and winds Tuesday.
A 6-1/2-hour period of dense fog Sunday morning is anticipated to make driving more hazardous than usual in western Montgomery County, the National Weather Service said. Visibility will be limited.
A flash flood watch was issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service for western Montgomery County, due to what AccuWeather forecasters predicted Tuesday would amount to a "firehose" rainstorm.
The National Weather Service confirmed potentially hazardous weather on its way to Pottstown, Collegeville, and the rest of western Montgomery County beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing into late night hours.
Hurricane Ida plowed into Louisiana on Sunday with winds and storm surge stronger than that of Hurricane Katrina. Western MontCo won't feel those effects, but it could be drenched in Ida's rain.
Thanks to Tropical Storm Fred, western Montgomery County faces its greatest chance (90 percent) of a thunderstorm Wednesday night, forecasters say. Lower storm risks continue daily through Sunday.