It looks as if the Philadelphia area can breathe a huge sigh of relief that a massive storm system that brought devastation to the Deep South might have little impact here.
Despite a host of warnings so far, including for tornados, large hail, heavy rains and damaging winds - and more turbulence possible into late afternoon - today's weather in the Philadelphia region should prove to be "not a major event."
So said meteorologist Walter Drag of the National Weather Service about 1:30 this afternoon.
Winds topped 50 miles per hour in Delaware. A tree fell on a schoolbus in South Heidelberg, Berks County. Parts of the Poconos might get two inches of rain or more.