In Like A Lion: Severe Weather Sweeps Across Pennsylvania

Mar 1, 2017

March is coming in like a lion for most of Pennsylvania, with severe weather moving across the state and bringing everything from tornado warnings and hail to flash-flood watches and thunderstorms.

Tornado warnings have been issued for parts of Greene and Washington counties in western Pennsylvania. Flood warnings are in place for communities in Westmoreland, Washington, Greene and Fayette counties.

The National Weather Service in State College says the thunderstorms in southwestern Pennsylvania will shift eastward throughout Wednesday with potentially damaging winds of 60 mph or greater in some places.

Record warmth is expected from Philadelphia to Allentown and some sections of the Poconos, followed by thunderstorms with hail in the afternoon and into the evening. Damaging winds are also in the forecast in those areas.

Isolated tornados are possible around the state.