Pennsylvania tornado confirmed; National Weather Service to survey damage


One confirmed tornado touched down in an area of ​​southern Allegheny County and northern Washington County. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Finleyville between 6:05 and 6:15 p.m. A crew will be in the area Sunday to assess the damage and intensity. Reports of damage began coming in, including the roof being blown off a church in Union Township, Washington County. The National Weather Service also reported damage in Finleyville. Interactive Radar: Track storms, Severe Weather Alerts: Get free alerts for your county. Learn how to enable automatic weather alerts on the WTAE mobile app. Stream local weather from WTAE on Very Local. Tornado warnings were issued throughout the evening for Allegheny, Fayette, Westmoreland, Washington and Lawrence counties.>> Tornado forms, debris flies A video sent to our newsroom captured the formation of a tornado in Finleyville. That video shows the tornado tearing through the area and sending a cloud of dirt and debris into the air. Shortly after formation, reports of damage began to arrive. At Crossroads Ministry, a woman says she and about 60 other people were sheltering in a basement. Those inside were forced to take shelter for about 40 minutes. >> Video and Images: Tornadoes, severe weather sweep western Pennsylvania Video sent to the WTAE newsroom showed hail in Jefferson Hills and Bethel Park, as well as Fayette County Is. This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh Action News 4 for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with breaking news.

One confirmed tornado touched down in an area of ​​southern Allegheny County and northern Washington County.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Finleyville between 6:05 pm and 6:15 pm.

A team will be in the area on Sunday to assess the damage and intensity.

Reports of damage began coming in, including the roof being blown off a church in Union Township, Washington County. The National Weather Service also reported damage in Finleyville.

Tornado warnings remained in place throughout the evening for Allegheny, Fayette, Westmoreland, Washington and Lawrence counties.

>> Tornado forms, debris flies

The formation of the tornado in Finleyville was captured in a video sent to our newsroom. That video shows the tornado tearing through the area and sending a cloud of dirt and debris into the air.

Shortly after formation, reports of damage began to arrive. At Crossroads Ministry, a woman says she and about 60 other people were sheltering in a basement.

Those people were forced to take shelter for about 40 minutes.

>> Video and images: Tornadoes, severe weather sweep western Pennsylvania

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Video sent to the WTAE newsroom showed hail in Jefferson Hills and Bethel Park, as well as Fayette County.

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This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh Action News 4 for updates. Download WTAE Mobile App To stay connected with breaking news.




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