York County under flash flood watch, flood advisory


Update: York County is under a flash flood watch until midnight and a flood advisory until 8:30 p.m., the National Weather Service announced Thursday.

The York Airport recorded 3.44 inches of rain between noon and 5 p.m. Thursday. Some areas of Adams County received 3-5 inches of rain Thursday afternoon,the NWS said.

The area will continue to see isolated strong and damaging wind gusts from thunderstorms through the evening, the NWS said.

Previous: The National Weather Service has issued a severe storm warning for the York County area until 4:15 p.m.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue for much of Thursday and winds could gust as high 60 mph.

There is a slight chance of showers before 2 p.m. on Friday, which will otherwise be mostly sunny with a high near 81 and low around 62.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and partly cloudy with a high near 82 and low around 62.

To stay safe, the American Red Cross is urging residents to downloan its Flood App.

This free app gives iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a flood. The content is available in English and Spanish based on the user's language settings on their mobile device. The app includes location-based, audible NOAA flood and flash flood watches and warnings - even if the app is closed.

Other features of the app include:

One-touch "I'm safe" messaging that allows users to send a message letting family and friends know that they are out of harm's way.

Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps, even without mobile connectivity;

Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm to let others know where you are.

Locations of open Red Cross shelters,

Real-time recovery resources for returning home and cleaning up.

Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks.