The string of comfortable and clear days came to an end Tuesday as severe storms swept through the region.
The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team issued a First Alert for storms packing the threat of hail and damaging winds for Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania suburbs, Delaware and South Jersey until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for New Castle, Salem, Gloucester and Delaware counties until 8 p.m. as the storms moved through.
Temps warming up to around 80 degrees during the afternoon helped fuel the storms ahead of the cold front that brings the wet weather.
You might have already seen some rain or storms in the late morning and into midday, but the worst of the weather arrived in the afternoon and evening.
The rain moved out later on Tuesday. Clear skies are expected for the rest of the workweek and even into the weekend. Highs will be around 70 with lows getting down to around 50 or even colder in many neighborhoods.