Heavy rain and lightning moved through our region Tuesday causing a severe thunderstorm warning as well as delays at Philly International Airport. The severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for Camden and Burlington Counties until 8:45 p.m.and for New Castle County until 9:30 p.m.
The rain and storms first moved through parts of Central Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon before moving into our area early Tuesday evening.
The storms caused a ground stop at Philly International Airport due to gate issues. The ground stop remained in effect until 8:30 p.m. Departures at the airport were delayed for over two hours.
The storms moved into the Jersey Shore late Tuesday night but are expected to clear overnight.
Prior to the rain, it was a hot and humid day with temperatures reaching a high of 93. Temperatures are expected to cool down overnight into Wednesday as the storms move out.
“The atmosphere will dry out a lot overnight,” said NBC10 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz. “Wednesday and Thursday will feature low humidity for summer. It will be warm both days but probably not 90. The average high this time of year is 83.”
The humidity will return on Friday with a high of 91. The steamy weather will continue on Saturday as well as the threat of more rain and thunderstorms.
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