PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — Much of the Midstate is under a flood watch due to the possibility of heavy rain impacting the area during the day on Sunday.
abc27 Chief Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder says rounds of heavy rain will move through the area throughout the day. Some areas in the Midstate are already reporting over 3″ of rain this morning, prompting a Flash Flood Warning in parts of Perry, Juniata, and Northumberland counties. Street flooding has also occurred in these areas.
Additional flash flooding is expected today with many areas receiving heavy rain later this afternoon and evening. Amounts of 1 to 3″ of rain will be common, with localized higher amounts of 5 to 7″ of rain could occur. Flooded roads and fast-rising streams will occur in areas that receive torrential downpours, according to Finkenbinder.
Some of these storms may also produce damaging wind gusts between 40-60mph which could knock down limbs or cause temporary power outages.
There are reported ramp and road closures due to the flooding throughout the Midstate. Current road conditions can be found by clicking here. The York Revolution baseball game has also been canceled according to a post on its website.
If you encounter flood waters, turn around and don’t drown. Only six to 12 inches of rapidly moving water can carry a car away. The National Weather Service states to be on the lookout for rapidly rising waters during a heavy thunderstorm and seek higher ground if water rapidly rises.
The National Weather Service says that flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible.