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Severe thunderstorm warning, tornado watch issued for York County
6:50 p.m. update: The severe thunderstorm warning has been extended to 7:45 p.m.
6 p.m. update: A severe thunderstorm was moving through York County, according to the National Weather Service.
York and Lancaster counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, the NWS said.
The storm was producing quarter-sized hail and winds up to 60 mph, the service said.
Hail damage to vehicles was likely, and the winds could damage power lines and trees, the NWS said.
Update: A tornado watch has been issued for York County until 1 a.m. Sunday, May 13.
The tornado watch from the National Weather Service covers York County and other Pennsylvania counties to the east and north, including Lancaster and Dauphin, the NWS said.
A tornado watch means conditions are right for a tornado to form.
Previous story: A round of severe thunderstorms could bring damaging winds, hail and even tornadoes to York County and the rest of southern Pennsylvania Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Severe weather is likely between 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, the NWS said in a Facebook post.
A statement on the NWS website said that storms could bring winds of 70 mph and hail up to an inch in diameter.
There is also a possibility for tornadoes to form, the NWS said.
Residents are urged to take precautions and be aware of the potential for severe weather throughout the day, the NWS said.