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York County under flood watch Thursday and Friday

York Dispatch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for York and other counties in central Pennsylvania.

The watch — which means flooding is possible — is in effect until 10 p.m.. Friday, Aug. 3.

Several rounds of moderate to heavy showers, as well as possible thunderstorms, Thursday and Friday could lead to rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches an hour, according to the weather service.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Banghoff said earlier this week that since the ground is already saturated from last week's heavy rainfall, the chance of flooding in York County is higher than normal.

He said the weather service officially recorded 10.27 inches of rain last week at the York Airport near Thomasville.

A group stops to look at flooding on the West Branch of the Codorus Creek along West College Avenue in North Codorus Township Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Several roads intersecting with the branches of the Codorus Creek were closed in the area. Bill Kalina photo