Hang on to your hats, East Coasters. There could be some powerful winds and possibly tornadoes heading your way.
Accuweather is reporting some severe weather could be heading straight for heavily populated areas in Pennsylvania:
The prime threat area for tornadoes with this event will be bounded by the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the north, I-81 to the west, I-95 to the east and I-40 to the south.
According to Severe Weather Expert Henry Margusity, “The tornado-producing, isolated storms are likely to form out in front of a squall line forming up over the Appalachians this afternoon.”
This puts some major population centers in the risk area and includes Lancaster, Gettysburg and York in Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Frederick and Hagerstown in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville, Richmond and Roanoke in Virginia and Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem in North Carolina.
“We could also see a couple of tornado-producing storms in western Pennsylvania, in the Johnstown area,” Margusity said.
Additionally, coastal New Jersey and New York City are expected to experience heavy rain, wind, thunder and lightening overnight and into Saturday morning. Stay safe, readers!