National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Schuylkill County and 20 other counties in Pennsylvania.
The Tornado Watch expires at 9 p.m. Thursday.
In addition to Schuylkill, the following counties are included in this Watch alert:
A Tornado Watch does not mean that a tornado is imminent. It just means weather conditions are favorable for a possible tornado.
They generally cover a large swath of land. However, National Weather Service urges people under a Tornado Watch alert to be prepared in the event a Tornado Warning is issued.
NWS is tracking storms moving across Pennsylvania that are headed toward Schuylkill County later Thursday. Several Tornado Warnings have been issued in points west of Schuylkill County.
— NWS Storm Prediction Center (@NWSSPC) July 29, 2021
Earlier today, NWS placed Schuylkill County into a group of counties with an Enhanced risk of severe weather.
⛈️Increasing confidence in severe weather this afternoon
⏲️Most likely timing: 1-8PM
🌬️Clusters of storms likely to produce damaging winds, especially along, south, and east of the I-80/I-99 corridor
🌪️A few tornadoes are possible
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— NWS State College (@NWSStateCollege) July 29, 2021
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