PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Heavy rain and gusty thunderstorms created a tough morning commute in the Philadelphia region Thursday. As rain continues to taper off, humidity and clouds stick around through the majority of the day.
⚠️ prepare for heavy rain and frequent lightning this morning. Conditions briefly settle down for the afternoon. Another round of storms is possible later this evening. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/BjuAtr1uLj
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The afternoon should feature muggy conditions, although temperatures will remain seasonable due to the thick cloud deck. During the evening hours, a disturbance nears the area and will prompt an isolated risk for strong-to-severe storms to fire up.READ MORE: Thousands Protest Outside Philadelphia City Hall After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
The top concerns will be damaging wind gusts and hail, although an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.READ MORE: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Allowing States To Ban Abortion
The storms will begin far north and west at around 7 p.m., reaching the I-95 corridor closer to 8 p.m.MORE NEWS: Roe v. Wade Overturned: Officials In Philadelphia Region React To Supreme Court Ruling Allowing States To Ban Abortion
Even if storms do not reach severe limits, people should plan for another round of heavy rainfall.