It’s a quiet Delaware Valley morning, but there is some activity looming south of the region.
Philadelphia will close out June on a fairly average note, in what has been a wet and slightly warm month overall.
Monday morning’s temperatures are cool, but daytime highs will eventually warm into the low 80s in Philadelphia.
Not the sunniest forecast for a summer weekend as a potent storm arrives from the west, bringing with it lots of rain and gusty winds.
It is the first full weekend of summer, but it sure won’t feel like it.
The National Weather Service traveled to New Jersey yesterday to survey the damage.
Soak up as much sun as you can get early on today, you might not see much of it again for several days.
The severe storms of yesterday evening are a thing of the past, but their impact will linger for days. There have been pages and pages of damage reports coming in throughout the morning, many of it wind damage.
Wind gusts exceeding 70 mph knocked downed thousands of trees, poles and wires, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of customers from the Poconos to Jersey shore the Delaware beaches.
Severe thunderstorms have rolled through New Jersey, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
Severe weather is causing hundreds of thousands of residents to lose power in the region Tuesday evening.
It will also be the third consecutive 90° day in Philadelphia, which would make it the first official heat wave of 2015.
An excessive heat advisory is now in effect for Tuesday, June 22 for the Philadelphia area.
Monday is the first full day of summer, and it is going to feel like it!
Heavy rain is expected this weekend as remnants from Tropical Storm Bill spin eastward into the Delaware Valley. A Flood Watch is in effect for our entire region Saturday evening through Sunday because of the threat of downpours and flooding.