Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday (Sept 15); Damaging Wind & Hail Risk

Here comes another Wednesday with bad weather possible across much of the commonwealth. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop mid-day Wednesday over Western and Central Pennsylvania and move east from there. Weak shear in our area will lower the tornado risk, but damaging winds and hail remain possible. This is all relatively…

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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday Across Eastern Half of Pennsylvania; Flash Flood & Tornado Risk

It has been a tranquil stretch of weather since the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through last Wednesday. The upcoming week or two looks pleasant as well, but not before a cold front accompanied by strong to severe thunderstorms marches into the area Wednesday. We are well past the peak of severe season, so this…

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Severe Thunderstorm Risk Thursday With Damaging Wind & Isolated Tornado Threat in Southern PA

An area of heavy rain potentially with embedded thunderstorms will move through western and central PA Thursday morning and early afternoon. This may work to limit convection and instability, which would reduce the severe threat. A few hours of clearing is almost always required to destabilize the atmosphere, and where the destabilization occurs in the…

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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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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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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday In Much of PA; Damaging Wind & Isolated Tornado Threat

We are back talking about the threat of severe thunderstorms both today and Thursday. A cold front sweeping in from the northwest will interact with a moist air mass over much of the state and result in the development of pop-up strong to severe thunderstorms today. Threats include damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. The hail…

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Final Day of Scattered Strong to Severe Storms Today (Saturday); Damaging Wind Threat

Our streak of severe weather is finally set to end today. It has been an impressive run for any time of the year, but especially late August. From here we will enter an up and down pattern, with frequent temperature swings and chances for rainfall. It’s hard to believe there are only four months left…

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