What to Know
- For the third straight day, severe storms slammed the Philadelphia region, leading to flooding on highways, roads and underpasses.
- Several roads were closed in Philadelphia and Bucks County Thursday due to the flooding.
- Conditions will finally clear Friday.
For the third straight day, severe storms slammed the Philadelphia region, leading to flooding on highways, roads and underpasses throughout the area.
A First Alert was in place for the entire area that lasted until 11 p.m. and the region was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.
The storm caused flooding throughout Philadelphia and Bucks County Thursday evening, leaving cars stranded and roads closed.
MLK Drive was closed between Montgomery Drive and the Falls Bridge while four cars were stuck in flood waters at Ford Road and Chamounix Drive.
Flooding was also reported on I-95 northbound at Cottman Avenue, closing the ramp, which later reopened.
Several roads remained closed late Thursday night though flooding began to recede in some areas.
The new storm followed several days of downpours that caused flash flooding, hail and even some tornadoes. At least four tornadoes touched down in Pennsylvania this week, the latest an EF0 tornado, with winds of 85 mph or less, which hit along the county line of Bucks and Lehigh counties Wednesday afternoon.
We'll finally clear out for a mostly sunny, milder Friday with highs in the 70s. Clouds will build Saturday with a high in the low 80s and an isolated shower possible. Isolated storms are possible Sunday with highs in the 80s.
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