A tornado touched down in North Hopewell Township during the storms that moved through York County Friday, the National Weather Service has confirmed.
A tornado warning was issued for southeastern York County around 4 p.m. Friday, and funnel clouds were reported in Shrewsbury and Chanceford townships, said Joe Ceru, meteorologist with the weather service.
In North Hopewell, a metal roof was blown off a single-story home, and the weather service sent out a team to survey the damage.
The damage pattern indicated that a tornado, which hit at about 4:30 p.m., had wind speeds estimated at about 70 mph and took a path about 25 yards wide and 75 yards long, Ceru said.
The tornado touched down near the intersection of List Road and Route 24, two miles north of Winterstown.
There were no injuries as a result of the tornado.
On the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale used to measure the strength of tornadoes, the one in York County was rated EF0, the weakest ranking, indicating a tornado with wind speeds between 65 and 85 miles per hour, Ceru said.
Another tornado struck Bedford and Clearfield counties at about 6 p.m. on Friday, Ceru said. That tornado was categorized as an EF1, with wind speeds between 86 and 110 miles per hour.
More storms: The weather service said York and the rest of central Pennsylvania could see severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening.
Scattered thunderstorms in York and the surrounding counties could be capable of producing small to marginally severe hail, the service said.
The forecast for Friday is sunny with a high near 83 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday night will be clear with a low around 58, and sunny on Saturday with a high near 85. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. on Saturday, and clouds overnight with a low of 63.
Sunday should be mostly sunny with a high near 85.