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Thunderstorms could be severe Wednesday night, warning issued

A line of thunderstorms stretching from Bradford County in Pennsylvania, on the border with New York, to Lancaster County was marching east Wednesday evening according to radar.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 6:15 p.m. for Berks, Lehigh and Carbon counties with portions of Monroe and Northampton counties. It was in effect until 7 p.m.

The NWS said the storm was moving northeast at 50 mph and had 60 mph winds with hail less than .75 of an inch.

At 7:17 p.m., FirstEnergy was reporting 1,050 customers without power in Berks County, 564 in Lehigh, 1,220 in Northampton and fewer than 20 in Monroe. At 7:23 p.m. PECO reported 38 customers without power in Bucks County, 9 in Chester, 40 in Delaware, 27 in Montgomery and 741 in Philadelphia. At 7:10 p.m. PPL reported 8 outages in Bucks County, 2,632 in Carbon, 79 in Lancaster, 368 in Monroe, 147 in Northampton and 9,643 in Schuylkill.

There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight for Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties.

This story will be updated.


Source: Berkshire mont

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