Tornado watch issued for central, eastern Pa. counties

Date: 2021-09-01 17:24:52

Seven counties in the central and eastern parts of the state are at risk of experiencing a tornado Wednesday afternoon or evening, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch at 12:40 p.m. for Adams, York, Lancaster, Berks, Chester, Lehigh, Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks and Northampton counties.

The watch remains in effect in all 11 counties until 7 p.m.

Forecasters told PennLive parts of southeastern Pennsylvania could see “small spin-ups” this afternoon or evening as the remnants of Hurricane Ida rage onward.

Thirty mph winds are also a possibility this afternoon, and forecasters said some weaker, older trees could be knocked over. The wind are not expected to cause widespread damage or power outages.

Forecasters are calling for anywhere from 2 to 7 inches of rain across the midstate by the end of Wednesday. The NWS said Wednesday could be in the top-five wettest days on record in several areas of central Pennsylvania.

Flash flooding remains a concern and could start by mid-afternoon, according to the NWS. A flash flood warning is in effect until 6 p.m.

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