Sunday, August 2, 2015

One nasty front

Pounding rains, gusts arrive on winds of change.

One nasty front

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The front sweeping through the area evidently has picked up speed and power and has set off strong thunderstorms in parts of the region.

Wilmington is reporting winds from the northwest gusting to 34 m.p.h. An hour earlier, they were a gentle 9 m.p.h. out of the south.

At last look, the convection was ripping through Bucks County on its way to Jersey. Here is the latest radar image.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been posted for those areas through 10:45.

Soaking rains are still on tap for tomorrow, with 2 to 4 inches possible. That's would be quite a turnabout, considering that coming into today Philadelphia officially had only 5.59 inches of rain since Jan. 1.

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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