Friday, June 5, 2020

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy Rain Expected Friday Afternoon, Localized Flooding Possible

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to train parts of Schuylkill County Friday afternoon and evening.

According to the National Weather Service, A weak and nearly stationary frontal extending from the Pocono Mountains to South-Central Pennsylvania will help to focus numerous afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms in the warm and humid airmass. 

Some of the thunderstorms could train over the same area, and locations that received heavy rainfall over the past few days.

The NWS also issued a Flash Flood Watch for Schuylkill County as well as Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York from 2:00pm Friday through the evening hours.

A few inches of rainfall within an hour is possible with these storms and downpours.

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