Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Central Pennsylvania including Schuylkill County.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in State College has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northern Centre, Northern Clinton, Northern Lycoming, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Southern Centre, Southern Clinton, Southern Lycoming, Sullivan, and Union.

* From noon EDT today through Friday morning

* Several rounds of moderate to heavy showers, and the potential for localized training of thunderstorms across the same locations, could lead to excessive rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches in less than an hour, and bring the threat of flash flooding.

* Flood prone roads adjacent to streams could be eroded and washed out by high, fast-moving water. If you encounter water over the roads turn around and seek and alternate route. Washed out roads and the depth of water over the roads is especially difficult to discern at night.