A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by National Weather Service until 8 p.m. for Schuylkill County and several other counties in Pennsylvania.
According to NWS, “A round of fast-moving, strong to severe thunderstorms occurring along a cold front will bring the potential for enhanced westerly wind gusts and wind damage this afternoon into early this evening.”
Residents in these areas are urged to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions as dangerous weather conditions may arise.
The Pennsylvania counties affected by this Severe Thunderstorm Watch are as follows: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, and York.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect concurrently with a Wind Advisory in Schuylkill County. Forecasters believe winds could gust to 50 mph at times through 2 a.m. Sunday, April 2.