Storms kill heat wave; more rain before ‘much more comfortable’ Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA — The damaging storms that hit the region late Monday afternoon are moving east and will be off the New Jersey coast at about midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Still, overnight, there’s a threat of widespread showers and potentially heavy storms moving into Philadelphia from the southwest, causing the possibility of more flooding — especially if heavy rain hits areas that got hit hard Monday — before a cold front finally pushes it out.

The afternoon storms managed to cool temperatures by almost 20 degrees, and meteorologists canceled the Heat Advisory that had been in effect.

An Excessive Heat Warning had been in effect from Wednesday all the way through Sunday night.

The city’s Heat Health Emergency is scheduled to end at 11pm Monday.

Overnight, the severe weather threat will be lower, despite another warm and humid night with

low temperatures “still only getting down to the low 70s.”

By Tuesday morning, the cold front should be clearing the New Jersey coast and any leftover rain should be ending gradually from north to south.

Tuesday won’t be very sunny but the National Weather Service says

with high temperatures generally “in the mid to upper 70s and with dew points in the 60s, it will certainly feel much more comfortable!”

The long-range forecast looks even better.

“A large area of high pressure will continue to influence our weather from the middle of this week, into the weekend, and through beginning of next week,” according to the National Weather Service.

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