Philadelphia weather conditions made the National Weather Service to release a storm warning that will expire Friday at 12:00 a.m. which calls for the safety and prudence of citizens.
These are very intense storms, which according to the weather authorities, could produce winds of 58 miles per hour and create the conditions for hail precipitations of more than three quarters of an inch in diameter.
It is also estimated that Philadelphia southern area is severely affected by the power of this rainy system. The area has already activated the alerts, but it has been stressed that for at least 24 hours more, atmospheric conditions could wreak havoc so prevention is a must.
Authorities insist that tornado formation possibilities have ceased, but they want the public to be aware of warning channels.
For 72 hours the climate condition has been in turmoil in Pennsylvania, where at least three tornadoes touched down in the midst of a nimbostratus conflagration that still maintains a severe storm warning.
According to the local press, heavy rains flooded parts of western Pennsylvania on Tuesday. High winds downed trees, took out power lines, and some schools in western Pennsylvania closed Wednesday due to flooding or blackouts.
On Wednesday afternoon, an Amtrak train from New York to Pittsburgh stopped in central Pennsylvania for more than an hour due to blocking trees on its way. Amtrak said the train stopped west of Lewistown.
Experts said on Tuesday there were tornadoes in Indiana, Bradford and Berks counties. There were no reports of injuries.
Zelienople officials in Butler County instructed drivers to avoid several streets because of severe flooding in the town about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.
In a housing development in Morgantown, more than a dozen houses suffered significant structural damage from the storm.
There were reports of large hail, and some areas got 3 or 4 inches of rain in a short period.
A new round of Pennsylvania thunderstorms followed on Wednesday, triggering a rush-hour tornado warning in the Harrisburg area.
Translated by: José Espinoza