Damaging wind, large hail possible today in York County

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Central Pennsylvania Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for central Pennsylvania, including York County.

A few severe thunderstorms with damaging winds of 60 mph or greater and large hail exceeding 1 inch in diameter are possible this afternoon and early evening.

Heat indexes also may reach 100 degrees for a few hours this afternoon, the weather service said.

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Thursday’s forecast in York calls for mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93 degrees. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly before 8 p.m. 

The chance of precipitation is 30%, with rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms, the weather service said.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.