Harvey remnants to hit York County Saturday

  • Meteorologists are anticipating rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey to hit York County Saturday.
  • The rain is expected to be between a quarter and half an inch.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey are expected to hit the York County area this weekend, according to forecasters.

However, it's not expected to pack much of a punch, officials confirmed.


Meteorologists said Thursday, Aug. 31, that Harvey is expected to hit the area Saturday, Sept. 2.

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Harvey: Aaron Tyburski, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College, said York County could get hit with about a quarter or half inch of rain.

“We’ll be kind of on the wrong side of the storm to get really heavy rain,” he said.

Tyburski said a cold front is coming through the area Thursday and will drop into northern West Virginia on Friday, Sept. 1.

“The remnants of Harvey are going to ride along that front,” he said.

Tyburski said the heaviest rain will fall in West Virginia or Virginia.

Sam Kines, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather in State College, shared similar thoughts.

He said AccuWeather is anticipating about half an inch of rain Saturday. He said even though they're not anticipating much, it wouldn't surprise him if some areas get hit harder Saturday.

“It’s just something that we've got to keep in the back of our minds," he said.

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Rain and cold front: Tyburski said rain is likely to hit the area overnight Friday before sunrise, with some scattered showers happening during the day.

He said steady rain could happen overnight Saturday.

"I don't think it'll be much of an issue," he said.

Kines said there might be some drizzle during the day, with more significant rain coming later.

“If we’re going to get anything significant, it’ll probably come Saturday night,” he said.

With the cold front and rain coming through, temperatures aren't expected to be high on Saturday.

“The temperatures on Saturday might have a tough time breaking 60," Kines said.

Tyburski predicted temperatures Saturday will hit the 60s. 

Both meteorologists said temperatures will increase to the 70s by Sunday, Sept. 3, and then warm up again by Monday, Sept. 4.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.