PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Get ready for day three of severe weather across the region. CBS3 meteorologists are predicting another round of storms, flash flooding, and even the possibility for a tornado.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Philadelphia and the surrounding counties until 9 p.m. Pennsylvania counties under the thunderstorm watch include Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia Counties.

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In New Jersey, Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem Counties are under the severe thunderstorm watch.


A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect for Kent, New Castle and Sussex Counties in Delaware until 9 p.m.

CBS3 Meteorologist Matt Peterson says wind and hail should be the primary concern in the area on Thursday. The potential for severe storms will be around 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The storms will then begin to weaken and exit the area between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

A flash flood watch has also been issued for Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Delaware, Philadelphia, Monmouth, Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Ocean, and New Castle counties until 10 p.m. Thursday.

On Wednesday, heavy rain, hail, and gusty winds toppled trees and tore down power lines across the area.

In Northeast Philadelphia, a large tree fell on an apartment building along Red Lion Road in the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia.

In Doylestown, the storm uprooted trees, downed power lines and caused road blockages. More than 1,700 in the borough were left without power.

Several schools in the Central Bucks School District announced they will be closed Thursday due to power outages.


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The National Weather Service will conduct storm surveys Thursday in Bucks, Montgomery, and Lehigh counties.