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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Schuylkill County

Damaging wind and hail possible in storms.

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National Weather Service has placed Schuylkill County under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday, March 31.

Schuylkill County is one of many counties in Pennsylvania under the same watch.

A front is moving through that has colder air behind it. The instability in the atmosphere has the potential to touch off a few severe storms through the watch time.

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NWS believes the biggest threats from these storms are damaging wind and hail. Wind gusts could be as strong as 60 mph.

Heavy rain could accompany the thunderstorms. Up to a half-inch of rain could fall during a thunderstorm.

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