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Lesser Threat of Thunderstorms in Philadelphia Region Thursday

Strong thunderstorms are headed toward Philly Thursday with a sunny and warm weekend ahead. (Published Thursday, June 23, 2016)

After a sunny Wednesday the stormy weather returned Thursday but the worst of the storms will likely stay south of the Philadelphia region.

"The further north you go the less likely these storms will be," said NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley. "This system has been trending to the southeast as high pressure moved in from the north."

The rain moved into Philadelphia, the immediate suburbs, Delaware and South Jersey after 7 a.m.

"This afternoon there's a chance for some scattered showers, there's a chance we'll see an evening thunderstorm but that's looking less likely now," said Bill.

The threat for widespread hazardous weather was low, said the National Weather Service.

Any heavy rain and thunderstorms will remain mainly south of the Philadelphia area during the morning commute.

High temperatures will struggle to get into the low 80s for most of the area Thursday.

Once the rain moves out, we’re in for lovely weather again with a sunny and dry Friday with highs in the mid-80s. Temperatures will rise over the weekend with highs in the 90s and sunny and dry conditions once again.

"We're looking good through the weekend," Bill said. "Nice at the shore" with temps in the 70s Friday before pushing into the 80s Saturday and Sunday.

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