The storms came in fast and furious. Strong winds with gusts up to 70 mph in some places from New Jersey to Delaware and Chester counties uprooted trees, causing branches to fall and downing power lines.
Pastor App remembers the wind pounding on the church during service at about 10 a.m. Sunday.
A developing Nor’easter will impact the area over the next couple of days with heavy rain, gusty winds and even snow for parts of the Delaware Valley.
Hundreds of thousands of power outages have been reported across the region and crews are scrambling to clean up the mess left by the powerful storms.
Once this storm is out of here, we clear out by the afternoon and then we’ve got a stretch of sunny, beautiful weather to look forward to right through the weekend, with highs in the 80’s and lots of sunshine.
In our far Northern and Western Suburbs and the Lehigh Valley, a Freeze Warning is in effect until 8am Friday.
Winds will die down rapidly this evening into tonight, eventually becoming calm. And as a system approaches from the west, we can expect more moisture in the air leading to less risky conditions.
Fire danger will remain high right through the day on Thursday as winds will gust to 30mph once again.
Thursday morning, with temperatures in the 20’s, and brutal winds, wind chills will be in the single digits in Philadelphia and its immediate suburbs. As you travel north the “feel like” readings will fall below zero!
They have been scarce around here this season, but Nor’easters are notorious in our area during the winter months.
With wind gusts expected to go up to forty miles an hour today, shoppers are facing an unexpected obstacle.
The blast of winter may have been brief, but on Adams Avenue in Abington, the damage was enough for the whole season.
How about that wind on Friday!! 63 miles an hour in Philadelphia. Today, with that low pressure system and front well to our east, everything is calming down. Also, cooling down.