Our area is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning (until 3:30 pm), a tornado watch (until 8 pm) and a flash flood watch (until 2 am), all of which are issued by the National Weather Service. At about 10 minutes after 3 pm, a severe thunderstorm cell is moving roughly east toward Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township. The NWS reports that this storm has produced 2-inch-diameter hail and 70 mph wind gusts. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect considerable tree damage.
There is heavy traffic everywhere throughout the township and surrounding areas due to the I-78 crash in Upper Saucon Township. There are also other crashes due to the heavy traffic. Please be patient and allow yourself extra time.