Josh has been passionate about weather as long as his memory dates! From watching the Weather Channel at age 7, to making hand-drawn hurricane maps at age 11, starting his first weather site at 13, and founding PWA at 15 and forecasting for the state for the past seven years, Josh's interest in weather has never dwindled! As difficult as it is, he greatly enjoys forecasting for Pennsylvania due to its countless microclimates. The state is a East Coast severe weather hotspot and nearly always home to the rain/snow line during winter storms!

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms With Damaging Wind & Hail Threat Possible in Eastern Half of PA Wednesday + Wildfire Smoke Exiting

Thunderstorms are expected to pop-up early this afternoon over the northern PA mountains and push southeast in the mid to late afternoon. At the same time, the wildfire smoke will also be pushing southeast, as illustrated in the map at the bottom of the post. The Philadelphia Area has the greatest risk of scattered severe…

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Flash Flooding a Concern for Saturday as Another 1-3″, Locally 5″ of Rain Likely + Second Half of July Forecast

July has gotten off to an incredible start in parts of Pennsylvania rainfall-wise, with northeast Philadelphia suburbs already over a foot of rain in two weeks. Many other areas have seen 3-7″ of rain. Nearly the entire state is well above average so far this July with the exception of south of Route 30. Check…

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Scattered Strong Thunderstorms Expected Monday Thru Wednesday Around Pennsylvania + App Update Info

Believe it or not, we have rounded the bend in severe weather season and at the end of the peak. Sunday was a very active day with many tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings. No tornadoes have yet been confirmed, but widespread wind damage took place across mainly central Pennsylvania. Now with more hot and…

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More of Pennsylvania Now Under Risk of Strong to Severe Thunderstorms on Thursday (Future Radar Timing + Updated Map)

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to form ahead of a weak front Thursday afternoon, especially across the eastern half of the state. However, all of the state except NWPA has been added to the Marginal Risk, accompanied by the expanded Slight Risk. Morning scattered rain showers and cloud cover does create some uncertainty as to when…

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Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Thursday; Damaging Winds & A Few Tornadoes Poss.

Our very slow start to severe weather season continues, but as temperatures warm back up, so will our opportunities for the usual summertime afternoon thunderstorms. Our next chance for strong to severe thunderstorms is Thursday. Showers will develop in central and western PA Thursday morning in the warm sector ahead of an approaching weak trough.…

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Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Expected Wednesday; Damaging Winds, Hail & Isolated Tornadoes Possible

After an unusually quiet start to severe storm season here in PA, Wednesday looks to bring the potential for two lines of thunderstorms ahead of a cold front. Typically when looking at a linear threat, damaging winds are the main risk, and that will apply on Wednesday as well. We also cannot rule out isolated…

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Heat Continues This Weekend With A Marginal Risk of Strong Storms Sunday

The heat will continue this weekend, with highs getting into the 80s across most of the state. A few places may even hit the 90 degree mark, likely near Philadelphia. Mostly sunny skies are expected overhead today, and partly cloudy skies are likely Saturday and Sunday. A few spotty showers/storms are possible Saturday afternoon and…

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Wednesday to Bring Everything from Snow to Strong Storms Across Pennsylvania, Widespread Freeze to Follow Thursday AM

We are in that period in between winter weather and severe storms where there sometimes isn’t much to talk about weather-wise, but Wednesday looks to potentially bring a little of both to Pennsylvania. In typical fashion for late April, the snow will fall across northwestern PA, and our line of heavy showers will be in…

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Winter’s Final Goodbye as Temperatures Dip into the 30s and 40s to End the Workweek

One of the snowiest winters in a while is finally coming to a close as one last deep trough moves in, dropping temperatures 10-15 degrees below normal for Thursday and Friday. Scattered snow showers, some of which may be heavy, are expected in northern and western Pennsylvania late this afternoon into the evening. Wind chills…

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