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First Alert: Severe Storms Slam Region With Lightning and 60 mph Winds

More than 500 lightning strikes were recorded over the span of several minutes while more than 29,8000 customers were without power at one point.

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    NBC10 First Alert Weather: More Rain Ahead

    Tuesday night's storms were a violent start to a wet weather pattern. NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Tammie Souza has your forecast.

    (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    A severe line of spring storms barreled through the Philadelphia region at highway speeds pummeling neighborhoods with intense lightning, hail and 60+ mph wind gusts.

    The National Weather Service issued a flurry of emergency weather warnings including a tornado warning for a short period of time as well as severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the night.

    The line of storms screamed across the area at more than 50 mph. More than 500 lightning strikes were recorded over the span of several minutes while more than 29,800 customers were without power in our region at one point. 

    There were also several reports of downed trees and storm damage in neighborhoods across the area, including Montgomery County.

    The warnings came after the NBC10 First Alert Team issued a First Alert from 4 p.m. to midnight for the entire area.

    Nearly the entire region (except Sussex County, Delaware, and the Poconos) is under a Flash Flood Watch until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

    The best way to stay safe is to be weather wise! Watch updates with each of our newscasts as our team of meteorologists closely tracks the storms’ development, and keep your NBC10 App on alert. It will let you know when heavy rain or lightning is near you.

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