Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for area until 7 p.m.

- Wednesday’s weather is expected to bring many changes, as Severe Thunderstorm Watches have been issued for most of the area until later in the evening. 

At 2:08 p.m, severe thunderstorms were located along a line moving east at 65 mph. There could be 70 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail.

According to the National Weather Service, these storms are producing widespread wind damage.

Be prepared for damaging winds more than 60 mph, frequent lightning, possible hail and maybe flooding in areas with poor drainage.

The Philadelphia International Airport has issued a ground stop for inbound flights due to weather conditions. 

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A severe Thunderstorm watch has been issued for Lancaster County until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Philadelphia, along with Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties will all be under a severe Thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday’s high temperature will come early and it’ll only be about 50 degrees.

There’s snow possible Friday morning. Then, we’ll have a cold weekend before another warm-up at the beginning of next week.

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In the meantime, temperatures that started only in the 50s will reach the mid-70s and we could break records.

The average high temperature for Philadelphia is only 47.

The record highs for March 1 are 76 in Philadelphia, 75 in Wilmington, 74 in Reading and Trenton, 72 in Atlantic City and 67 in Allentown.

Then, a cold front will move through and bring strong storms across the region between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Be prepared for damaging winds more than 60 mph, frequent lightning, possible hail and maybe flooding in areas with poor drainage.

A severe Thunderstorm watch has been issued for Lancaster County until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Philadelphia, along with Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties will all be under a severe Thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday’s high temperature will come early and it’ll only be about 50 degrees.

There’s snow possible Friday morning. Then, we’ll have a cold weekend before another warm-up at the beginning of next week.

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