Tornado spotted near Youngsville; contact not confirmed

Photo taken by Kelly West on Seventh Street in Youngsville, facing north towards Matthew’s Run at 7:50 p.m.

A wave of severe weather took the county by storm late Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service reported a tornado sighting at 7:54 p.m. near Youngsville. The NWS then issued a tornado warning at 7:55 p.m. that included verbiage indicating a tornado had touched down in the area.

The warning described the storm as a “damaging tornado” with quarter-size hail that was moving east at 30 miles per hour. The tornado warning lasted until 8:30 p.m.

The Warren County 9-1-1 Center was not able to confirm the touching down of a tornado in the county as of press time Thursday. The 9-1-1 Center also reported no injuries due to the storm.