Flash flood watch issued for York County

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch

A flash flood watch has been issued for a portion of central Pennsylvania, including York County.

The alert is in effect from noon until 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in State College. 

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Numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop over southern Pennsylvania in the vicinity of a stalling front, the NWS said. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain in areas that have seen lots of rain recently. 

“Only slightly more than 1 inch of rain in one hour may be necessary to cause flash flooding,” the weather service reported.

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Wednesday’s forecast in York calls for mostly cloudy skies with high humidity and a high temperature of 87 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 70%, with rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.