5:30 a.m. update: The worst of Hurricane Sandy is over for York County, but residents still need to take precautions, the National Weather Service said.
York County has a wind advisory until noon on Tuesday and a flood watch through Tuesday evening, the NWS said. The area could see another 1 inch to 2 1/2 inches of rain Tuesday, and winds will continue to have gusts up to 45 mph through midday.
York County also has a flood warning for urban areas and small streams through 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, the service said.
Residents should stay off the roads as much as possible and watch for downed trees and power lines. The NWS reminded drivers not to drive through standing or running water and reminded everyone not to touch downed power lines, even if you think they are dead.
Previous story: There will be heavy rains at times and strong winds Monday evening as the effects of Hurricane Sandy move through York County, according to Tony Mach, meteorologial technician with the National Weather Service.
The county could get up to three inches of rain overnight, averaging between a third of an inch to a half-inch per hour, said Aaron Tyburski, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. .
The low overnight temperature will be in the upper 40s, Mach said. Winds will travel north at 40 to 50 miles per hour with gusts up to 70 miles per hour, he said.
The weather service has issued a high-wind warning for the county until noon Tuesday and a flood watch until that evening, according to Mach.
On Tuesday, winds will move southeast at 45 to 55 miles per hour with gusts of 65 miles per hour in the morning. In the afternoon, winds will move south at 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts to 50 miles per hour, Mach said.[
Rain will continue Tuesday night with winds continuing in the 30 mile-per-hour range and gusts at 45 miles per hour, he said.