Damaging Winds, Severe Thunderstorms Possible for Today

13315279_956860574412026_681710441878065781_nJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Weather forecasters say there is a chance for severe thunderstorms and damaging winds in Jefferson County and surrounding regions today.

(image courtesy of NWS – Pittsburgh)

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Hazardous Weather Outlook at 4:26 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016:

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
426 AM EDT SAT JUN 11 2016

AREAS AFFECTED:

COLUMBIANA-MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON-
BEAVER-ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WESTMORELAND-WESTMORELAND RIDGES-
426 AM EDT SAT JUN 11 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL OHIO…NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA…SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA…WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA AND WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WINDS.

According to forecasters of the NWS of Pittsburgh, “it appears that the risk for a widespread severe event today is becoming less likely. This does not mean that strong to severe storms are not possible today and tonight, but it does mean that the strength and coverage of any storms will be less than what looked possible just a couple of days ago.”

Individuals in the region should still monitor forecasts as the day progresses and be prepared to seek shelter.


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