Tornado Watch in effect for Philadelphia till 8 p.m.


A system of strong storms is headed straight for the northeastern United States, prompting a National Weather Service alert for a tornado watch for a wide area until 8 p.,m. Eastern Time tonight.

The tornado watch extends from New Jersey to Maine, and it includes the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, as well as Newark, Hartford and Providence.

The forecast for Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill calls for scattered thunderstorms, some locally strong to perhaps severe. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. High around 90F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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