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Hurricane Florence path: Higher rainfall expected across the midstate

Written by Candy Woodall/The York Daily Record | Sep 14, 2018 6:44 AM
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Hurricane Florence is expected to bring heavy rain to Pennsylvania (Photo: National Hurricane Center)

(Undated) -- Pennsylvania could receive heavier rainfall than originally expected. 

And the next forecast could predict even higher amounts. 

After Hurricane Florence causes expected widespread destruction in the Carolinas, the storm is predicted to push north. 

It will weaken in intensity by the time it reaches Pennsylvania, but it's expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain to southcentral Pa. on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the latest rainfall map from the National Hurricane Center. That's up from 1 to 2 inches in the previous forecast. 

Some pockets of the state may receive 12 inches of rain. It's unclear if any of those pockets are in the southcentral region. 

"It's still too early to nail down," said Michael Colbert, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. "The numbers could climb higher or go lower. Locally, there could be intense downpours and higher amounts." 

With the present forecast, York County and other parts of the region should expect heavy rain Tuesday, he said. 

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record.

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