Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Schuylkill County and Surrounding Counties

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

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central Pennsylvania

* From late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night.

* Widespread heavy rain of 1 to 3 inches with localized amounts possibly exceeding 5 inches from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred.

* Rapid runoff from the heavy rain will lead to poor drainage flooding and fast rises on area streams and creeks. River flooding is not expected at this time. However, the development of larger areas of heavy rain could focus significant runoff into one or more larger river basins, increasing the threat for river flooding.

The Flash Flood Watch includes the counties of Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, McKean, Mifflin, Montour, Northern Centre, Northern Clinton, Northern Lycoming, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Southern Centre, Southern Clinton, Southern Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Warren and York.