Sunday, August 22, 2021

WEATHER ALERT: Flood Watch Issued for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch as Tropical Storm Henri creeps up the east coast.

FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch is now in effect for 

* A portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Lancaster, Lebanon and Schuylkill. * Through Monday morning. 

* Bands of slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with the western edge of deep tropical moisture from Hurricane Henri will occur across the watch area today and tonight. Several rounds of heavy rainfall with rates in excess of 2 inches per hour will elevate the threat for flooding of poor drainage areas, along with small streams and creeks. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected by 8 am Monday. Localized flash flooding may occur in areas experiencing longer durations of heavy rain.