Flood watch issued for York, surrounding counties

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for York and surrounding counties starting at 2 p.m. Friday and continuing through this evening.

Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

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Heavy showers and possible thunderstorms could drop between 1 and 2 inches of rain in just 30 to 60 minutes. A few locations could see rainfall totals in excess of 3 inches this afternoon and evening. 

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Severe thunderstorms with wind gusts of 60 mph or greater are possible Friday afternoon and evening. An isolated weak, short-lived tornado is also possible.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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