Tornado watch issued for Bucks, Montgomery counties

Tornado watch issued for Bucks, Montgomery counties

Published May 20, 2022
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A severe thunderstorm warning and tornado watch has been issued for Bucks County and the surrounding area ahead of high temperatures expected this weekend.

The watch, issued about 11:30 a.m., remains in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.

The weather service issued the severe thunderstorm warning for Central Bucks at 3 p.m. It will remain under the warning until 3:45 p.m.

In addition to tornadoes, hail and wind gusts of up to 70 mph are possible Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Scattered thunderstorms are also possible during that time.

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Temperatures are expected to be very high Saturday. The weather service issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday. Residents are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air-conditioned room.

The forecast calls for a high of 94 degrees Saturday and a high of 91 on Sunday.

The weather service also recommended taking precautions, such as wearing lightweight or loose-fitting clothing, when going out Saturday. A heat advisory may also be necessary Sunday.