Warning: Multiple weather hazards ahead

We’ve got multiple weather hazards tomorrow. The first is heat index values exceeding 100°F – that’s HOT! The second is two rounds of thunderstorms, and the second could be severe, possibly bringing tornados.

The first storm will reach Franklin County in the afternoon, with the second rolling in the evening or overnight. The latter storms could be severe. Stay alert!

The advisories affect most of South Central Pennsylvania, including Franklin and all of its neighboring counties except Fulton, where the probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

Cities affected include Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Carlisle, Hershey, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Bloomsburg, Berwick and Newport.


The National Weather Service in State College offers this advice:

  • Drink plenty of water and
  • limit strenuous activities to early in the morning or later in the evening.

Make sure to keep your four-legged friends cool in this heat! One State College forecaster’s dogs (Ellie) likes to keep cool on hot days by eating vanilla ice cream and taking naps under the AC vent!

There is a slight risk (2 out of 5) of severe weather in Southeast Pennsylvania Monday. Some of those weather hazards include storms with damaging high winds, hail and even a tornado or two. Outlooks are updated several times a day at https://www.spc.noaa.gov/

READ: Pennsylvania : Older Adults Take Precautions to Beat Summer Heat