Flash Flood Warning Issued for State College Area

Strong to severe storms will herald a cold front's approach this afternoon.

Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected with localized amounts of 3 to 4 inches possible that could result in flash flooding.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 2:45 p.m. for Ephrata, Willow Street and Leola until 3:15 p.m. Winds up to 60 miles per hour and penny-sized hail are possible, the warning says. There is also an enhanced risk for some thunderstorms to become severe, with strong wind gusts exceeding 58 miles per hour and large hail.

North central Garrett County in western Maryland.* Until 830 PM EDT.* At 523 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.

A flood warning remained in effect for Woodford and northeastern Tazewell counties, as well.

A thunderstorm containing heavy rain Saturday night caused minor flooding in Normal and northern McLean County, which prompted an initial flash flood warning.

The Meteorological Service (Met Service) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes, effective until 5 a.m. tomorrow (June 16). Morning temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s - gross! Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. We are under a slight risk for severe storms through Monday morning. The storms are expected to start Monday afternoon. Tree damage, scattered power outages, and isolated damage to structures are possible. The forecast for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday calls for partly to mostly sunny skies and temps climbing into the low to mid 80s.

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