The National Weather Service has issued FLOOD WARNINGS for Adams, Lancaster & York Counties until midnight. Local law enforcement agents and weather spotters reported flooding was occurring around eastern parts of York County, especially in parts of Hallam Township. Many locations have had between an inch and a half and 3 inches of rain today with the heaviest rain since 5pm.
Some locations that may experience flooding include, York, Columbia, Red Lion, Lancaster, Manheim and Gettysburg.
Do not drive your car into areas where the water covers the roadway. Most flooding deaths occur in automobiles. Turn around don’t drown.
An upper level low and associated surface low will slowly move to just off the Delmarva coast Friday. It will then stall for much of the day before weakening and pushing away into the start of the weekend.
Overnight, rain may be heavy at times and areas of fog likely to develop contributing to limited visibility. Lows will drop the low 50s.
ENDING THE WEEK GLOOMY
Friday will be dreary with periods of showers and drizzle. Temperatures will struggle to reach 60 degrees under the wet conditions.
We could see rain for the first time this season for Friday Night football. You may need to pack an umbrella when heading out to an area game. Certainly will need the jacket as temperatures will be cool and any rain or drizzle will add to the chill.
Two day totals may exceed 2 inches in some places. It will certainly put a dent in the yearly rainfall deficit.
IMPROVING BY THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND
Clouds will rule but we should see more sunshine mixing in and out. There could be some hit or miss showers or drizzle Saturday, however, by Sunday a ridge of high pressure in the upper levels starts to build in. Temps on Saturday may get to the mid 60s if we can get enough dry hours but by the second half of the weekend, with a little sunshine, they should rebound nicely into the upper 60s.
Finally we’ll get a break in the pattern for Monday and Tuesday. We’ll see more sunshine and warmer temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70.
Next frontal system will arrive late Wednesday into Thursday with another chance for showers. Highs in the lower 70s in the middle part of the week but dropping back to the 60s by Thursday.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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