Forecaster said it wasn’t a tornado, but a ‘nasty’ storm

The sun is expected to finally shine upon the region today after several days of rain, including some severe thunderstorms that rocked some parts of the area.

The National Weather Service reported no evidence of a tornado touching down in Tioga County, despite some high winds there Wednesday.

“What we heard at first sounded nasty,” National Weather Forecaster David Martin said. “We don’t know of any real damage.”

Wind gusts near Wellsboro were reportedly as high as 60 miles per hour with quarter size hail.

Martin said the southern part of the state had the heaviest wind damage where a tornado did touch down in eastern Perry County north of Harrisburg.

More rain drenched the region Thursday, although the rain was not accompanied by the heavy winds of other days.

Today is expected to bring mostly sunny skies with a high near 78 degrees.

Overnight will remain clear with a low of 55.

Rain is expected to return to central Pennsylvania over the weekend, however.

Showers and thunderstorms may arrive Saturday after 2 p.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 81.

There is a 60 percent chance of showers Sunday.