Tornado Watch issued as strong storms hit Philly region

This story originally appeared on NBC10.


A FIRST ALERT is in effect for our area on Monday from 5 a.m. through 6 p.m. due to a powerful storm that’s bringing wind, rain, thunderstorms, inland coastal flooding and warm weather.

Rain was heavy at times Monday morning and that will continue through the early afternoon. More than an inch of rain is possible during that time. While widespread flooding is unlikely, some localized flooding in poor drainage areas or places where drains have been blocked with leaves is possible.

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We could also see wind gusts between 30 and 35 mph in Philadelphia as well as between 40 and 50 mph gusts at the Jersey Shore.

A few isolated severe thunderstorms are also possible Monday, particularly in areas along the I-95 corridor and southward to the Jersey Shore.

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for the entire Philadelphia region on Monday afternoon lasting until 7 p.m.

Minor coastal flooding will be possible across tidal areas of the Delaware River and Delaware Bay on Monday with strong onshore winds. Coastal flooding at the Jersey Shore isn’t as likely due to the strongest onshore winds arriving during low tide.

The rain will be over by the Eagles game Monday night. A leftover shower is possible on Tuesday along with clouds and a chilly breeze.

Temperatures will stay in the 40’s on Tuesday and Wednesday while the rest of the week will be breezy and cool. Another storm may impact the area next Saturday with more rain before more chilly winds hit the area next Sunday.

  • Monday: Rain, wind, & t-storms likely. High 66
  • Tuesday: Chilly with a leftover shower possible. Mostly cloudy and breezy. High 47
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a gusty chill. High 45
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and cool. High 50
  • Friday: Sunshine giving way to increasing clouds. High 52
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