WEATHER ALERT: Flood Watch Issued for Jefferson County


JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Flood Watch has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Flood Watch at 4:46 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019:

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
446 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

COUNTIES:

Garrett-Mercer-Venango-Forest-Lawrence-Butler-Clarion-Jefferson PA-Beaver-Allegheny-Armstrong-Indiana-Washington-Greene-Westmoreland-Westmoreland Ridges-Fayette-Fayette Ridges-Marion-Monongalia-Ridges of Eastern Monongalia and Northwestern Preston-Preston-Eastern Preston-Western Tucker-Eastern Tucker-

CITIES:

Including the cities of Mountain Lake Park, Oakland MD, Grantsville, Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City, Oil City, Franklin, Tionesta, New Castle, Ellwood City, Butler, Clarion, Punxsutawney, Brookville, Aliquippa, Beaver Falls, Ambridge, Monaca, Pittsburgh Metro Area, Kittanning, Ford City, Indiana, Washington, Canonsburg, Waynesburg, Murrysville, Greensburg, New Kensington, Ligonier, Donegal, Uniontown, Champion, Ohiopyle, Fairmont, Morgantown, Coopers Rock, Kingwood, Bruceton Mills, Terra Alta, Rowlesburg, Hazelton, Parsons, Hendricks, Saint George, Davis, Thomas, and Canaan Valley
446 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of western Maryland, Pennsylvania, and northern West Virginia.

* From 10 PM EST this evening through late Tuesday night.

* Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is possible through Tuesday night.

* With saturated ground, rivers, and streams full, additional rainfall may lead to flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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