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Severe T-Storms, Heavy Rain Strike Region

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Storms cleared out Wednesday night after heavy rain and lightning struck the region.

    The system, which produced damaging winds over 60 mph and quarter-size hail moved into the Poconos, Lehigh, Berks and Lancaster counties earlier in the afternoon. 

    In addition to large hail and damaging winds, frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with the storm. People who are outside are advised to move indoors immediately. The system produced around 1700 lightning strikes in 30 minutes in the Lehigh Valley and Lancaster County.

    Those storms moved into the  I-95 corridor around 7 p.m. The system began to weaken as it moved into the Jersey Shore and Delaware around 9 p.m. It finally cleared out around midnight. 

    It was hot and humid for most of the day with temperatures reaching a high of 91 and the heat index at 96 for parts of the area.

    Clouds and some showers will continue to linger Thursday morning before it starts to clear. By Friday we're in for a beautiful day with sunshine, low humidity and temperatures in the mid-80's. The humidity will return on Saturday while more rain and possible thunderstorms will hit the area on Sunday.

    Stay with NBC10.com for more weather updates.