Delaware Public Media

Heavy rains, some flooding expected as Michael passes Delaware

Oct 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday and, as it continues its trek towards the First State, the humid weather Delaware’s been experiencing will make way for rainfall.

Heavy rain is expected throughout the state Thursday, but National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Silva says the storm's impact in Delaware will likely be limited to that.

Silva says, “Right now the current trek brings the storm south of Delaware sometime Thursday night and then it pushes offshore on Friday.”

Silva adds that the National Weather Service is not issuing any tropical storm warnings for Sussex County, but coastal parts of the state could see wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour.  And some parts of the state could see much as four inches of rain.

He warns that heavy rains associated with the storm have prompted flash flood warnings in all three counties into Friday morning, but there is a silver lining to these rain clouds.  

“We do finally get some more seasonable weather for the weekend”, Silva added.

Once the storm passes the area, the weekend forecast looks more seasonal - clear skies and fall-like temperatures with highs in the mid-60s, bottoming out in the mid-40s.