Thursday Storms Prompt Tornado Warning

August 9, 2013

Storms that moved through northwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon were rather harmless when you consider they prompted the issuance of a tornado warning for southern Crawford County.  The warning, prompted by severe weather in the Meadville and Linesville areas shortly before 3:00 PM, was discontinued by 3:45 PM.  Other areas, including Venango County, found themselves under a severe thunderstorm watch by later Thursday afternoon.

The heaviest rain and strongest winds traveled in a somewhat southeasterly direction into eastern Mercer County and southern Venango County, affecting communities like Jackson Center, Stoneboro, Barkeyville and Clintonville.

Rainy weather was expected to continue through Friday, and a sunny weekend has been projected.

Venango Weather