Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Storms: Here they come again

Another nasty batch of thunderstorms in progress or on the way.

Storms: Here they come again

It would be hard to upstage yesterday's fireworks in Northeast Philadelphia, but a fresh batch of storms has gathered along the Delaware River near the Pennsylvania-Delaware border and was nudging northward.

You'll see some fairly impressive images on radar. The entire region is under a severe-thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m., and the fact that sun was out for a few hours isn't going to help.

With the atmosphere unstable, the sun's warmth becomes a source for manufacturing the mischievous rising currents that result in water vapor condensing into pouring rain.

The isolated thunderstorms now heading north are expected to affect a corridor on both sides of the river from Philadelphia on up to Berks County.

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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Everyone talks about the weather, and here we write about it.

When we’re around and conditions warrant, we’ll keep you updated about what’s coming, but we will do our best always to discuss weather and climate developments in context and remind you that nothing in the atmosphere happens in a vacuum.

Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

Reach Tony at twood@phillynews.com.

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