Portion of the midstate under severe thunderstorm watch

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 1, 2017 11:55 AM

FILE PHOTO: A severe thunderstorm with strong winds has downed trees and power lines and caused damage in Denver, this past Saturday. (AP Photo/Kirk Neidermyer)

(Undated) -- March is coming in like a lion for most of Pennsylvania, with severe weather moving across the state and bringing everything from tornado warnings and hail to flash-flood watches and thunderstorms.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 5:00 p.m. today for Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

The National Weather Service in State College says the thunderstorms in southwestern Pennsylvania will shift eastward throughout the day --  with potentially damaging winds of 60 mph or greater in some places.

 Damaging winds are also in the forecast.

Isolated tornados are possible around the state.

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