Wednesday, December 23, 2020

NWS Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center Has Issued Flood Warnings, Watches Along Susquehanna River

National Weather Service Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center has issued flood warnings along the Susquehanna River for these counties-- Columbia, Montour, Northumberland and Union counties.

Flood Watches have been issued for Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Wayne and Wyoming counties through Friday morning.

A widespread, complex and impactful storm with heavy rain changing to snow will occur Christmas Eve into Christmas Day. 

Blustery and much colder conditions are forecast behind the late week storm with a rapid freeze-up along with lake effect snow showers and single digit wind chills +/- 0F over the holiday weekend.

Heavy rainfall and melting snow Thursday and Thursday night will cause significant rises with minor flooding expected along portions of the Mainstem Susquehanna River over the weekend.

Significant rises are expected on small streams with mainstem Susquehanna River flooding most likely upstream of Sunbury.

Click Here for the latest forecasts from the Center and stay tuned for local weather forecasts.

Visit the NWS Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center webpage for more information.

[Posted: December 23, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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