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Scattered Storms Miss Philly, Humidity Lingers

High winds and downpours largely missed the Philly area but hit some spots hard north of the city.

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A series of storms that threatened our region Saturday largely missed the city, though high winds and downpours were spotted in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and northern Bucks County.

Wind gusts of 60 mph were observed in Bethlehem. And there was heavy rainfall in Northampton County this afternoon, with 1 and a half inches falling in a half hour.

And Philadelphia, the nearby suburbs and central New Jersey were under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.

Morning showers moved out by 10 a.m. and gave way to pockets of sunshine in the afternoon.

The radar was clear by 10 p.m. Saturday, but the humidity and heat could linger into Sunday, when thunderstorms are also possible. On Sunday, the storms could bring isolated damaging winds, hail and lightning.

Be sure to charge up your devices and have the NBC10 app downloaded so you can keep up with the latest on the storms even if you lose power.

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