What to Know
- A two-round weather system brought powerful thunderstorms packing damaging winds to some neighborhoods Sunday.
- The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team issued a First Alert for the entire area from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m. Sunday, with the second of the two-round system bringing the most damage.
- The wind caused power outages throughout the region.
A two-round weather system brought powerful thunderstorms packing damaging winds to some neighborhoods Sunday.
The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team issued a First Alert for the entire area from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m. Sunday, with the second of the two-round system bringing the most damage.
Light rain fell Sunday morning and turned steady through around midday. The region saw a break from the rain between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. but that was only a brief reprieve before the second wave.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for Philadelphia and the nearby suburbs until 7:30 p.m. as the storms moved through.
In Delaware, wind gusts were measured at 68 mph Sunday evening.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was also issued for Philadelphia, the north and west suburbs, New Jersey and Delaware until 9 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was also issued for parts of New Castle County in Delaware as well as parts of Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania until 7 p.m.
The second line of storms started hitting northern Delaware, Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania suburbs and the Lehigh Valley between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. before continuing westward and reaching southern Delaware and the Jersey Shore.
The wind caused damage and power outages throughout the region.
As of 10:40 p.m., PECO reported 1,424 outages with more than 800 in Delaware County,, PSE&G reported 515, Delmarva reported 1,493 and AC Electric reported 2,062.
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The storm moved offshore around 9 p.m. but strong winds will linger, with gusts between 30 and 40 mph.
What will the beginning of the work week look like?
Thankfully, Monday will be dry, though strong winds will stick around. Temperatures will reach highs in the mid to upper-50 degrees.
The dry conditions continue through Tuesday, but rain will return Wednesday and Thursday.