The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 24, 2013

Accuweather: Watch for gusty thunderstorms this afternoon

The Daily Item

— STATE COLLEGE — Showers and thunderstorms will move through Central Pennsylvania this afternoon with a potential for a few isolated strong storms, Accuweather reports this afternoon.

Overall, the threat of widespread severe weather is low, but there is the potential that a few of the thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, heavy downpours and hail.

These showers and thunderstorms will be moving ahead of a cold front that will be advancing through the region from west to east tonight.

“These storms will be moving through central Pennsylvania around 5 p.m. and arriving in Harrisburg around 7 p.m,” said Meteorologist DJ Hoffman. “The storms will start to break apart by the time that they reach Philadelphia after dark.”

Although storms may produce gusty winds, heavy downpours and hail, they will not be capable of producing tornadoes over the mid-Atlantic region, Hoffman said.