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First Alert: Tornado Warnings Issued as Severe Storms Arrive

A First Alert for the chance of severe storms was in effect Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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What to Know

  • Be weather aware Tuesday as there was a chance for severe fast-moving storms throughout the Philadelphia region.
  • A First Alert for damaging wind, large hail and an isolated tornado was in effect from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Ahead of the stormy weather, there were windy and humid conditions Tuesday under sunny skies. It felt muggy and in the 90s during the afternoon.

A muggy, windy and sunny Tuesday fueled severe storms later in the day.

The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team issued a First Alert for the entire Philadelphia region from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday for fast-moving storms packing the potential for damaging wind, large hail and an isolated tornado.

The most likely storm threat is from northern Delaware, through Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs and up to the Lehigh Valley. Parts of Berks County and South Jersey are also in the zone for the greatest risk.

The storms moved in later in the afternoon and during the evening, first expected to hit Berks County and the Lehigh Valley in the afternoon before spreading. The storms finally moved off the New Jersey coast later in the evening.

Tornado warnings for Warren and Sussex counties in New Jersey, as well as Northampton County in Pennsylvania, expired after 6:15 p.m.

Photos showed storm damage in Middletown, Delaware, Tuesday evening.

Not every neighborhood was expected to get the severe weather, but the threat was great enough that you should be weather aware. Once the storms left, expect sunshine and highs around 90 on Wednesday.

Be sure to have the NBC10 app downloaded to get any severe weather alerts and the latest forecast wherever you may be.

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