A tornado warning was issued for part of Sussex County, Delaware, as severe storms approach the Philadelphia area. The warning expired at 8 p.m.
A slight risk of severe storms is in place across the entire Greater Philadelphia area for the evening with large hail and damaging winds, as well as a tornado or two, possible.
Similar to Sunday’s storms, scattered showers and storms are expected with areas west of Philadelphia to likely see storms before the system moves closer to the city throughout the evening.
This storm system has the potential of bringing heavy rain, and producing lightning. Some storms will even turn severe with hail and damaging winds as the main threats.
If these storms gain some rotation, a tornado or two could develop.
As of about 2:40 p.m., the risk of severe weather in Philadelphia remained at a level two, or slight risk of short, intense storms.
Delaware and parts of South Jersey were listed at level three however, or an elevated risk of severe storms that could be persistent and intense.
The expected severe weather led to the cancellations of a Wawa Welcome America concert featuring Vanessa Williams, along with the rescheduled Gospel on Independence — which had already been postponed on Sunday due to expected bad weather.
As for Tuesday, July 4, there is a possibility for severe weather across our entire area during the afternoon.
However, the passing storms on Tuesday afternoon should make way for a dry evening for fireworks.