Thunderstorm 3 080719

A thunderstorm rolls through Lancaster County, Wednesday, August 7, 2019. 

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Lancaster County, beginning Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in State College. 

The watch is from 11:55 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to NWS. 

A watch means that there is a high potential for thunderstorms. It is less severe than a warning, which means the weather is imminent.

Strong thunderstorms were seen moving southeast along a line extending from Myerstown to Timber Hills to Bressler-Enhaut-Oberlin at 25 mph just before 5:30, NWS said. The storms could bring pea-sized hail and wind gusts of up to 50 mph.

There is a 40% chance of thunderstorms. 

Skies will clear up after 8 p.m. with temps dropping into the low-60s. 

Thursday is forecast to be sunny with a high near 83, according to NWS. 

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