'Small potatoes': York County could see 1 to 2 inches of rain from Florence

The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The remnants of Hurricane Florence are expected to reach Pennsylvania by midday Monday.

The National Weather Service says the storm could dump 2 to 4 inches of rain as it moves across Pennsylvania from southwest to northeast. Higher rainfall amounts are possible. Wind gusts could reach 30 mph.

Weather service meteorologist Paul Head in State College says most of the storm’s impact will be felt in the north and west. He says there could be some small-stream flooding, but rivers are expected to stay within their banks.

Head told the York Dispatch Friday afternoon that rain will likely hit the York area Monday into Tuesday, but it won't be much. He said it'll likely be about 1 to 2 inches of rain.

"Which is small potatoes compared to what we've seen this summer," Head said.

With the ground saturated from rain, Head said that there is potential for problems if heavy rain hits local spots, but there shouldn't be any widespread problems.

"(Florence) is going to be moving, it shouldn't last long enough to cause serious issues," Head said.

The storm is expected to leave Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

Dispatch reporter Christopher Dornblaser contributed to this report.