Flash flood, thunderstorm watches in effect in Lancaster County through evening

Flash flood, thunderstorm watches in effect in Lancaster County through evening

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm warning that will be in effect until 1:45 p.m. today.

Wind gusts of over 50 miles per hour are possible when the storm passes through, as is hail and flash flooding from torrential downpours, according to Lessor.

There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for the I-95 corridor from Noon today until Midnight tonight.

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds 70 miles per hour or greater and large hail exceeding 1 inch in diameter are possible during the afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service says. Flash flooding of creeks, streams and roadways will be possible, especially in areas of poor drainage. Main threats: "flash flooding and locally damaging wind gusts". It will remain in place through 8 p.m.

There will be two time-frames to monitor: 1) this afternoon with isolated/scattered development; then 2) this evening when a robust line moving through the region. They are expected to move in after 12 p.m. with severe storms starting after 4 p.m. and potentially risky storms between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. All of the storms will produce heavy rain and frequent lightning.




The biggest weather concern from these thunderstorms will be torrential downpours, leading to potential flash flooding.

Flash flooding is expected.

The rain and thunderstorms may last into the evening, before clearing later, the forecast says. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. "Keep that in mind on Monday afternoon".

Wednesday: Partly sunny, chance a late day shower.

Stay updated with the latest weather info here.

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