EF1 Tornado Confirmed in Mercer County, PA

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After an unsettled past couple of days, conditions will start to settle down over the next few days. An EF1 Tornado was confirmed between Hermitage and Mercer in Mercer County, PA as roofs were torn off of houses and numerous trees were knocked down. Straight-line winds also occurred. Showers and storms could linger in western PA today before conditions dry out the next couple. DC will continue to see a risk of wet weather over the next couple days before drying out into the early weekend. Highs will cool down to near normal for this time of year overall in the 70s and 80s across the region. It’s hump day! Get over it! Take care!
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 66
  • Franklin, PA: 57
  • New Castle, PA: 62
  • Butler, PA: 61
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 67
  • Uniontown, PA: 65
  • State College, PA: 63
  • Frederick, MD: 66
  • BWI Airport, MD: 71
  • DC (KDCA):  74


Western PA:

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Chance of lingering showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon. Highs: 70s Overnight Lows: 50s
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs: 70s Overnight Lows: 50s
  • Friday: Mostly sunny.  Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: 50s/Low 60s

DC Region:

Main threat: Showers and storms.

  • Today: Slight risk of scattered showers and storms. Highs: Upper 80s/Low 90s Overnight Lows: Low 70s
  • Thursday: Chance of showers and storms holds on. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s

Good News: Cooler but comfortable conditions settle in for the next few days.

Bad News: Rain lingers today (and tomorrow in the DC Region).