Updated: July 30, 2021 05:51 PM
Created: July 30, 2021 05:02 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Thursday morning the Rochester area saw a lot of rain showers, but the more severe storms stayed to the south, near the Pennsylvania border.
There were numerous tornado reports, and wind reports in parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania Thursday.
At around 1 p.m., the first tornado reports popped up in northwestern Pennsylvania.
That storm energy continued to build in southern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio where there was a second tornado report around 2 p.m.
Then, more tornado reports as supercell thunderstorms began to form in areas of southeastern Ohio and for southwestern Pennsylvania.
There were a total of five tornado reports as of 5 p.m. Thursday.
Early Thursday night, a funnel cloud was spotted north of Philadelphia, and moments later a tornado spawned.
That supercell continued to move east and produce numerous damaging wind reports of areas in New Jersey
In total Thursday, there were a total of 160 storm reports which spanned more than 1,000 miles from the Midwest and into New England.
It does not look like the Rochester area will be dealing with that anytime soon with pleasant weather throughout this weekend.
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