Drenching thunderstorms bring break from the heat Friday

Friday morning looked more like the Fourth of July with flashes of lightning lighting up the skies over the Delaware Valley.

Most of the area dealt with rain, thunder, and lightning, with temperatures lingering in the 70s Friday morning. We're expecting more of the same through the day with showers and storms possible into the afternoon.

Flood Warnings were in effect for Burlington, Mercer, Ocean, and Bucks County until 11 a.m. Friday as slow-moving storms were expected to drop drenching rain.

Another round of storms is expected to reach the area around 11 a.m. keeping flash flood watches in effect for most of the viewing area until 2 p.m.

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After the rain and storms move out, the heat we've felt for the past week is expected to taper off as we look forward to a beautiful weekend.

Friday we're looking at a high of 88, before dropping down to about 82 on Saturday with plenty of sunshine. Sunday will follow Saturday's exemplary weather with a high of 85 and some more sun!

Here's a quick look at the weekend:

Friday: Downpours, thunderstorms expected, high of 88

Saturday: Big drop in temps, high of 82

Sunday: Sunny and pleasant, high of 85