It's officially a heat wave but as the temps pushed into the 90s for the third straight day, the heat became less of a concern as a string of potentially strong storms packing possible lightning, heavy winds and some hail hit the Philadelphia region.
The storms dropped more than 2 inches of rain in the Reading area causing localized flooding in Berks County. The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory that moved along with the storm as it hit from west to east.
The line of storms arrived in the western suburbs first Thursday afternoon and the strongest string of showers moved through Maryland and toward the southern parts of the region.
"They're heading into Delaware in New Castle and Kent County and they will continue to move in South Jersey within the next few hours," said NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz.
The storms brought localized downpours, lightning and gusty winds.
Once the storms moved out, the humidity began to significantly drop. Friday will see temperatures in the 90s as the heat wave continues but the lower humidity will make it more bearable.
"Much less humid tomorrow," said Hurricane.
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