A string of slow-moving storms poses a threat to the entire Philadelphia region Friday with a First Alert issued from 2 to 11 p.n. NBC10 meteorologist Bill Henley has details and looks ahead toward a clearer weekend.
We have issued a First Alert for all neighborhoods for strong storms Friday afternoon and evening. The slow-moving storms could produce torrential downpours and damaging winds.
We already experienced some showers and thunderstorms Friday morning, but the line of storms moving through central Pennsylvania poses the greatest risk for our area.
Before the storms arrive in the afternoon, the very muggy atmosphere will warm well into the 80s. That heat and humidity that will help fuel thunderstorms.
Early Friday afternoon the storm threat reaches into Berks and Lehigh counties.
By 4 p.m., the line of storms intensifies as it moves into the Philadelphia suburbs.
The heavy weather is then expected to roll into Philadelphia, Wilmington and Trenton late Friday afternoon and into the early evening hours.
The line of showers and thunderstorms then reaches the coast Friday evening.
Damaging winds and heavy downpours are the biggest threats from these storms.
Storms clear out overnight, which means sunny skies this weekend. Although it will be very warm, the humidity will drop Saturday and remain lower Sunday.
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Next Tuesday and Wednesday will turn steamy and then stormy before a taste of fall arrives.