First Alert: Storms Rolling Through

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Early Friday afternoon the storm threat reaches into Berks and Lehigh counties.
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By 4 p.m., the line of storms intensifies as it moves into the Philadelphia suburbs.
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The heavy weather is then expected to roll into Philadelphia, Wilmington and Trenton late Friday afternoon and into the early evening hours.
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The line of showers and thunderstorms then reaches the coast Friday evening.
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Damaging winds and heavy downpours are the biggest threats from these storms.
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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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Northwesterly winds will be ushering in drier air, perfect timing for NBC10's Clear The Shelters animal adoption event Saturday.
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Looking good for Monday's solar eclipse with mostly clear skies.
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Next Tuesday and Wednesday will turn steamy and then stormy before a taste of fall arrives.
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