Powerful winds swept through the Philadelphia region Thursday afternoon, uprooting trees and causing significant power outages in the Pennsylvania suburbs.

A high-wind warning — with peak gusts of 50 to 60 mph — was in effect until 8 p.m. for the Philadelphia area and South Jersey, the National Weather Service in Mount Holly reported.

Heavy rains also were expected into Friday morning and could lead to river flooding afterward, the weather service said.

Stuart Katz looks over at a neighbor's car in the 100 block of West Durham Street on Thursday.
STEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer
Stuart Katz looks over at a neighbor's car in the 100 block of West Durham Street on Thursday.

Peco reported at 5:30 p.m. that 65,000 customers were without power. That included more than 44,000 in Chester County, nearly 8,400 in Montgomery County, and 7,600 in Delaware County.