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Flash flood, severe thunderstorm watches issued in York County today

Wet weather and flooding could make a return to York County one day after its first dry day in nearly a week. 

The National Weather Service said scattered severe thunderstorms with winds of 60 mph or greater, and heavy downpours, are possible the afternoon of Friday, July 27.

Downed trees and flash flood are possible because of saturated ground and high stream flows, the weather service said. 

A flash flood watch has been issued for York County starting at 1 p.m. until 11 p.m. Additionally, a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m.

Flood waters from the south branch of the Codorus Creek ripped the blacktop surface from Glatfelters Station Road in North Codorus Township, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Neighbors say the water lifted the road into the air around 7 a.m. and then broke it into chunks. John A. Pavoncello

There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation, according to the weather service, and the thunderstorms are expected after 5 p.m. 

The weather service said in a tweet that creeks and tributaries will be see a small bump from the rain, but the Susquehanna River will be largely unaffected.

The weather service said in a public information statement Thursday afternoon that officials had recorded 10.27 inches of rain between Saturday, July 21, and Wednesday, July 25, at the York Airport outside of Thomasville. 

At about 9 a.m. Friday, there were still nine state roads in York County closed because of flooding from the rain, according to 511pa.com, PennDOT's public information website.