First Defense: A Couple Stronger Storms Possible This Afternoon Through Thursday

JAMESTOWN – Showers and thunderstorms will pop across the Southern Tier and Northwestern Pennsylvania with the potential that a few of those storms could be on the stronger side.

NOAA Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire region under a low-end Marginal Risk (level 1/5) for severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Showers and storms will flair ahead of a cold of Cold front this afternoon from west to east. The primal threat with these storms will be heavy rain but some brief gusty winds are a possibility as well.

Much of the Southern Tier is under a Marginal Risk risk again on Thursday, with a standard Slight Risk (level 2/5) defined for Northwest PA. Once again, heavy rain and gusty winds will be the primary threats but a touch of hail and maybe an isolated tornado could be possible, especially in the Slight Risk zone.

After a series of Cold fronts move through the region, the temperatures and the humidity will drop into much more comfortable levels. Both weekend days are looking fabulous with lots of sunshine and temps in the 70’s.

For Your Information: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the Federal Communication Commission will be conducting a national test of the Emergency Broadcast System on Wednesday, August 7. The test is scheduled to take place over commercial radio and television stations on or around 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Such national tests are required by the FCC to be conducted once every year in order to verify functionality of the system in case of the event of a national emergency. No action is required during or after the test.

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