Severe storms cross parts of southwestern Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH — Severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes crossed into parts of the region through the afternoon and evening Thursday.

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UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: All severe weather warnings have been allowed to expire in our portion of Pennsylvania.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Washington and Greene counties until 7:45 p.m.

UPDATE 6:35 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Greene and Fayette counties.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: The Tornado Warning in Washington County has been allowed to expire. The threat continues, however.

UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: A New Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Greene County. The Tornado Warning for part of Greene County has been allowed to expire.

UPDATE 6:08 p.m.: There’s a new Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Fayette and Greene counties.

UPDATE 6:00 p.m.: There’s a new Tornado Warning issued for parts of Washington County. Stephen Cropper and Jessica Faith are reporting there’s been a confirmed tornado on the ground with this particular storm near Wellsburg, West Virginia. We’re LIVE on air now tracking this storm. The National Weather Service also said there have been reports of injuries related to this potential tornadic storm.

UPDATE 5:49 p.m. A Tornado Warning has been issued for parts of Greene County and Washington County. If you are in the path of this storm, you are urged to please take shelter.

UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Washington and Greene counties.

UPDATE 5:16 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Indiana County.

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Severe Weather Team 11′s Stephen Cropper and Jessica Faith are keeping an eye as severe storms fire up in Ohio and are quickly approaching the state line. One of these storms has already produced a Tornado Warning there. Watch their latest forecast on Channel 11 News.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for nearly the entire region until 10 p.m. The main issues will be hail, lightning and high winds.


UPDATE 2:57 p.m.: The tornado warnings for Westmoreland and Fayette counties have expired.


UPDATE 2:45 p.m: Channel 11 just spoke to Alex Moser, communications director for Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

Moser said they the resort wasn’t damaged, but officials were worried and employees were running to the basement.


UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: A viewer, Nikki Ritenour, sent in this picture of the storm moving through Acme.


UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: Chief meterologist Stephen Cropper said residents near Seven Springs should take shelter now.

A tornado warning has now also been issued for parts of Fayette County.


UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Westmoreland County.


Be ready for quickly changing conditions Thursday, with some strong thunderstorms possible for parts of the area.

Two rounds of wet weather will be possible, with the first arriving mid-morning and a second, stronger line of storms possible after lunch and into the evening.

Some of the stronger storms could create wind gusts over 55 mph and very heavy rain. Spotty power outages will be possible, along with downed trees in a few areas.