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Flash flood watch for much of midstate

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Sep 4, 2012 3:54 PM

(State College) -- A flash flood watch is in effect for south central Pennsylvania until tomorrow morning as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac move through the region.  The National Weather Service in State College reports the system could produce strong bursts of isolated storms, with heavy rainfall confined to small areas.

NWS Meteorologist Greg Devoir says the good news is it won't be anything like a year ago with Tropical Storm Lee. "It's a different animal than past tropical systems in that people shouldn't be expecting an 'Ivan' or other named storm that's produced widespread flooding in the past couple years," Devoir.

Devoir says his office has already noted some heavy storms this morning in Franklin and Lancaster counties. He expects most of the pockets of rain to fall in the area south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The storm is expected to clear out in the midstate by tomorrow.

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