Severe thunderstorms knock out lights on Rt. 30

Sean Philip Cotter

Thunderstorms rolling through the York area Tuesday evening have knocked out the traffic signals on Route 30.

A severe thunderstorm warning issued at about 4:45 p.m. tuesday for the central and eastern parts of the county expired before 5:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. A flood advisory remains in effect until 6:30 p.m., and severe thunderstorm watch will continue until 10 p.m.

The weather service warned thunderstorms could bring 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail.

The NWS said the storms could damage to some vehicles and roofs, siding and trees.

The weather service also issued a flood advisory for the region due to the "torrential" rain that the storms that might bring could cause some flash flooding, even after the last raindrops fell, the NWS warned.

As always, the weather service cautions against trying to drive through flooded roadways.

— Reach Sean Cotter or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.