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Severe thunderstorms, isolated tornadoes possible

Strong winds and heavy rain hit Centre County

Severe thunderstorms crossed Pennsylvania in early May, causing power outages and downed trees.
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Severe thunderstorms crossed Pennsylvania in early May, causing power outages and downed trees.

Heavy rain, strong winds and even isolated tornadoes are possible Tuesday.

A hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service said winds of 60 mph or more could cause damage in central and northern Pennsylvania. NWS also issued a severe storm warning to last until 1:30 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.

“A few broken lines of showers and thunderstorms with brief heavy rain will track slowly to the east across the the central and northern mountains late this morning,” the NWS said. “Ponding of water in low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected. Another round or two of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms will develop for the midday and afternoon hours.”

Hail could be exceed 1-inch in diameter.

Counties impacted include Centre, Clinton, Blair, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, Cambria, Bedford, McKean and Elk. The strongest storms will most likely hit central Pennsylvania from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

If a strong hits in your area, the NWS has advised you to be inside, away from windows and on the lowest floor of a building.

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