More rain is coming, thunderstorms possible in the next 48 hours


A rainy Wednesday turns into an even rainier Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The showers will continue Wednesday night, with new rainfall less than an inch before 8 p.m. but increasing afterwards.

Another half to three quarters of an inch of rain could fall in the Harrisburg area during the night, the NWS said.

Although the western part of the state had to deal with some strong winds on Wednesday, Central Pa. Winds still recorded at about 20 miles per hour.

On Thursday rain is expected all day, thunderstorms are possible after 2 p.m., said the NWS. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavier rain that could bring an additional 1-2 inches of rainfall in the evenings.

On Thursday night, rain and thunderstorms stay in the area until around 8 p.m. and then subside as a shower by Friday at 2 a.m. New rainfall from this part of the storm is expected to be a quarter to a half inch.

Most of Central Pa. will be under flood monitoring from Thursday afternoon to Thursday night late, said the NWS.

These include Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, York, Juniata, Schuylkill, Tioga and more counties.

The clock is due to the heavy rain expected in the afternoon, which can reach up to 4 inches in some areas, with higher amounts possible locally.

Fortunately, the rain will stop in time for Friday, but cooler temperatures head into the weekend with a high of 69. Temperatures will peak in the low 70s.


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