Tornado watch issued for Centre County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for most of Central Pennsylvania, including Centre County, effective until 7 p.m. Thursday.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for severe storm development.

Thunderstorms will increase through the afternoon with the possibility of a few tornadoes and damaging wind, according to the weather service.

The National Weather Service forecast for the remainder of the day calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., with a chance of showers through 2 a.m.