Flash Flood Advisory

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA… INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…BEDFORD…BLAIR…CAMBRIA… CAMERON…CLEARFIELD…FULTON…HUNTINGDON…MIFFLIN… NORTHERN CENTRE…NORTHERN CLINTON…NORTHERN LYCOMING… POTTER…SOMERSET…SOUTHERN CENTRE…SOUTHERN CLINTON… SOUTHERN LYCOMING…SULLIVAN…TIOGA AND UNION. * THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. * SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WILL TRACK ACROSS THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS… AND THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. NEARLY STATIONARY STORMS MAY REPEATEDLY TRACK OVER THE SAME AREAS…PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES PER HOUR. PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA COULD SEE BETWEEN TWO AND 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THESE AMOUNTS COULD PRODUCE EXCESS RUNOFF CAUSING RAPID RISES ON CREEKS AND STREAMS AND AREAS OF WATER COVERING ROADWAYS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. WATCH CREEKS AND STREAMS CLOSELY FOR RISING WATER AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND. & &


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