A line of severe thunderstorms is currently moving through the Laurel Highlands into south central Pennsylvania. As of 12:30 P.M. the line is holding together, with strong, damaging winds the main concern within the line of storms. In Chickory Summit, PA, the National Weather Service reports that 69 MPH winds were observed, so there is a history of strong winds.
Current high resolution models continue to push this line eastward into central Pennsylvannia. By about 1 P.M., this line of storms will be encroaching upon western Franklin, Juniata, and Perry counties. There is some good news, however. High resolution models indicate these storms will begin to weaken as they enter the region. There is the possibility of future warnings in the area before weakening. Regardless of any weakening, expect strong, gusty winds, lightning, and heavy downpours. Be ready to move inside if you hear thunder. The Fox43 weather center will of course keep you updated on-air and online.