String of Storms Passes Through Philadelphia Region as Heat Wave Likely Enters 8th Day

As the heat wave threatened to enter its eighth day, severe thunderstorms threatened part of the region.

The National Weather Service earlier issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for parts Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania as well parts of Delaware and northwestern Gloucester and Salem counties in South Jersey that expired as the storms quickly moved through. The downpours and lightning, however, continued as the storms moved east.

The storms packed heavy rain along with the threat of damaging winds and possibly hail, said NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley.

Once the first set of storms moved through, the threat continued for isolated storms throughout the day as temps heat up into the 90s again Tuesday afternoon. Points to the north and west might not see any rain while parts of Delaware and South Jersey could be hit hard, said NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz.

The 90-degree day streak could break Wednesday and should break by Thursday.

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