Flood watch


The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following

counties, Cameron, Clearfield, Columbia, Elk, McKean, Montour,

Northern Centre, Northern Clinton, Northern Lycoming,

Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Southern Centre, Southern

Clinton, Southern Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, and Warren.

* Through Saturday evening

* Periods of rain will continue to fall over the area today, some

of which could be heavy this morning. 1 to 3 inches of rain are

expected across the watch area by early this evening. The rain

is expected to change to a wintry mix by late this evening and

eventually snow overnight.

* Area waterways are covered with ice due to our recent arctic

outbreak. Rapidly rising stream and river levels may lead to a

break up of the ice, leading to localized ice jam flooding, as

the ice collects at constrictions. The most susceptible areas

are at bridges or bends in the river, where ice jams could clog

the flow, causing water to back up onto land.


Keep an eye on area waterways and be alert for sudden rises.


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