PRODUCER’S NOTE: This article was last updated on May 22nd, 2019 with information coming from the National Weather Service.
PENNSYLVANIA (KNNP) – An Enhanced Risk outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (NWS SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma for the whole state of Pennsylvania for Thursday, May 23rd.
Large storms are expected to produce in the Great Lakes region, causing sporadic and sudden tornadoes in addition to large diameter hail, and high winds.
According to the SPC website, thunderstorms will begin to produce in the early-afternoon within the Ohio Valley region. With these upward-producing storms, thunderstorms could begin to produce large hail and strong downdraft winds.
Tornadoes are possible in the Enhanced Risk region.
The SPC models indicate the Enhanced Risk (orange) zone will have a total severe probability of 30%, which is significant compared to typical severe thunderstorms received in Pennsylvania.
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