Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local News

🌀 Flash Flood Watch Issued for Schuylkill County (Updated)

flash flood watch schuylkill county

This report has been updated to reflect current information from National Weather Service-State College, as of 4:30 p.m., Aug. 31.

flash flood watch schuylkill county

National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Schuylkill County and large portion of southern and southeastern Pennsylvania due to expected heavy rain from Tropical Storm Ida.

The Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

However, rain associated with the former Category 4 Hurricane Ida is expected to start here in Schuylkill County by Tuesday night. The heaviest rainfall is expected Wednesday.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Right now, National Weather Service is predicting a widespread area to receive between 4-6 inches of rain from Ida. Local amounts up to 7-8 inches of rain could fall on portions of the area, too.

The following counties in Pennsylvania are included in this Flash Flood Watch:

  • Adams
  • Bedford
  • Blair
  • Cambria
  • Clearfield
  • Columbia
  • Cumberland
  • Dauphin
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Huntingdon
  • Juniata
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Mifflin
  • Montour
  • Northern Centre
  • Northern Clinton
  • Northern Lycoming
  • Northumberland
  • Perry
  • Schuylkill
  • Snyder
  • Somerset
  • Southern Centre
  • Southern Clinton
  • Southern Lycoming
  • Sullivan
  • Union
  • York

Flooding of rivers and streams is also possible due to Ida’s rain. According to the NWS alert: “Torrential rainfall associated with the remnants of Ida combined with already-wet soils will increase the likelihood of significant flash and urban flooding for much of the watch area.”


Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Local News

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores. The Canary spoke with...

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Local News

If convicted, Hall faces up to 10 more years in prison.

Local News

  A new trial date has finally been set for Magen Hall, who faces a mandatory life sentence, if she’s found guilty of murdering...