By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – NWS Pittsburgh confirms a brief EF-0 tornado touched down around Portersville Monday evening.READ MORE: West Virginia Lowers COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Because Some Data Counted Twice
A storm survey concluded that a very brief EF-0 tornado occurred northwest of Portersville PA, causing some minor tree damage. A Public Information Statement will be issued soon.
— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) May 4, 2021
The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for parts of Lawrence and Butler counties Monday night. On Tuesday afternoon, they say a survey determined a tornado briefly touched down northwest of Portersville, causing some minor tree damage.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Board To Vote On Forming 'Education Crisis Intervention Committee'
According to the NWS, before this the Pittsburgh area’s most recent tornado was in Allegheny County last April.
As for Tuesday, we are again under a marginal risk category from the Storm Prediction Center for severe weather outlooks and the biggest threats again would be damaging winds and hail from any storms that reach severe levels. The threat of storms will increase later this afternoon and especially this evening.MORE NEWS: South Strabane Township Police Say Missing 65-Year-Old Man John Ruffing Found Safe
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