Tornado Watch for all of Western Pa this afternoon/evening

Alle-Kiski Valley, Pa. – The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a tornado watch at 3:15 pm Tuesday until 11:00 pm Tuesday night. Nearly 51 counties in Pennsylvania are affected by the watch.

Forecasters are saying a cold front is sweeping through the area with some wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible. Expect damage to trees and power lines resulting in some power outages. The biggest threat with this line of storms is the potential for damaging winds and large hail. Pop-up storms are expected to arrived by about 6:00 pm. Early morning motorists cans expect a little fog in the am.

Official Forecast: This Afternoon-Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight-Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Low around 60. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday-Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind.