WEATHER ALERT: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Jefferson County

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

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including:

Pennsylvania:

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Fayette, Fayette Ridges, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson PA, Washington, Westmoreland, and Westmoreland Ridges.

West Virginia:

Brooke, Eastern Preston, Eastern Tucker, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Ridges of Eastern Monongalia and Northwestern Preston, Western Tucker, and Wetzel.

* Until 8 PM EDT this evening

* Showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall are expected with rates exceeding two inches an hour locally. Many areas have wet soil from recent heavy rainfall, and additional precipitation in these areas could create flash flooding on streams, creeks, and roads.

Instructions: A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


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