Unseasonably strong storm system could soak the midstate

Written by Matt Paul and Radio Pennsylvania | Jun 13, 2013 4:01 AM

(State College) -- Heavy rains are expected across the midstate, which is under a Flood Watch until this evening.

Forecasters are bracing for a derecho formation, which is a line of strong showers and storms that brings with it widespread, damaging winds.

John LaCorte, a senior forecaster at the National Weather Service in State College, says -- unfortunately -- it's hard to get a handle on these formations until they hit the region.

"We're expecting this to happen, but keep tuned," LaCorte says. "Timing is always an issue, and placement is always an issue. Just stay aware of what's going on and pay attention."

LaCorte says some parts of the state -- including central Pennsylvania -- could see flooding or damaging winds today.

He adds a tornado threat could surface in the Southeast, depending on the track of the storm.

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