First Alert Weather

Strong Winds Bring Down Limbs, Could Knock Out Power

A First Alert for strong winds is in effect Thursday

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What to Know

  • Strong wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph could cause power problems throughout most of Thursday.
  • A First Alert for the disruptive winds is in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday.
  • Be sure to be prepared by checking batteries in your flashlight in your power goes out and grab the empty trash can before it blows away.

Bundle up and take in your trash cans before they blow away as strong winds packing a punch that could bring down tree limbs and knock out power are blowing through our area.

Windy conditions could cause power problems throughout most of Thursday.

The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert for the entire viewing area until 8 p.m. Thursday due to widespread wind gusts expected to be 40 to 50 mph.

Heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms moved in Wednesday night and were gone by Thursday morning, leaving strong winds and chilly temps behind. Gusts already hit 44 in Philly Thursday morning. And the gusts took down a tree near Drexel Hill in Delaware County.

Tree down
Karl Mayro
This tree fell down off Lansdowne Avenue near Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Thursday.

Take precautions by bringing in anything that could blow away and making sure you collect your trash cans before they blow down the street. Also, check the batteries in your flashlight, in case you lose power.

NBC10 Randy Gyllenhaal reports on a windy Thursday morning after overnight rain roared through Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

The First Alert Weather Team will continue to keep you updated on NBC10 News throughout the day and in our app.

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