Scattered, Strong Thunderstorms Hit Region

By Alison Burdo
|  Thursday, May 22, 2014  |  Updated 7:04 PM EDT
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NBC10.com - Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz

NBC10 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz tracks when the rain will leave our area and what to expect for the holiday weekend.

Golf ball-sized hail ponded parts of the region Thursday afternoon as a line of severe storms moved through the area.

Hail shattered a mall roof and car windows in Berks County before moving on to other areas.

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for our entire region, but all were cancelled around 7 p.m.

"This is not a widespread thing, not everybody is going to see showers," said NBC10 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz. "But the potential is there for any of the thunderstorms to be pretty strong."

A system is heading from the north towards the local area, plus other showers are developing throughout the Delaware Valley, Hurricane said

Before the storm breaks in the late afternoon, the sun will come out causing temperatures to climb to nearly 80 degrees.

Rain is likely to fall in parts of South Jersey and northern Delaware. Expect the storms to bring gusty winds, thunder and lightning.

By midnight all the scattered showers will end. But the rain will return Friday afternoon, making for a wet start to the holiday weekend.

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