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