By Lauren Casey


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A few strong to severe thunderstorms are likely Wednesday as scattered to widespread storms develop across the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys in the afternoon and evening. The approach of a cold front will initiate storm formation as the boundary encounters the moist, unstable airmass in place.

There is a marginal risk — level 1 out of 5 — of severe weather area-wide. The timeframe of concern is 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

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Main threats include heavy rain, frequent lightning and localized strong wind gusts. Stay weather aware.

If you have outdoor plans, have a way to receive warnings and determine an area of safe shelter upon arrival at your destination.

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When thunder roars, go indoors! Lightning can strike 10 miles away from the parent thunderstorm.

Two people have been killed by lightning in Pennsylvania this summer and 10 people nationwide.