WEATHER ALERT: Strong thunderstorms moving into the region

At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will fall from these storms and will cause water to pond on roads and fill poor drainage areas.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning has been occurring with these storms, they said, advising that people not seek shelter under trees when lightning threatens, but move indoors when a thunderstorm approaches.

“Lightning is one of nature’s No. 1 killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter immediately.”