Flood Watch until Monday night

River crests predicted, subject to change

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch, forecasting “a long duration heavy rain event … expected to

last into Monday evening.”

All of Central, Southern and Western Pennsylvania are included in the watch as remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon stall over the mid-atlantic region.

“Rain will fall heavy at times over western areas, and become heavier over eastern and northern areas during the day today into the overnight. Rain will then continue heavy at times Monday.

“Expect the possibility of flooding along regional streams and creeks, as well as in normal low lying areas,” the NWS said. adding, “Turn around, don`t drown!”

As of Sunday morning, the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Lock Haven was forecast to crest at 16 feet at about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

At Renovo, the river crest was predicted at 12.3 feet at the same time.

“Action” stage at Lock Haven is 17 feet. Action stage at Renovo is 12 feet.

Bald Eagle Creek at Beech Creek Station was forecast to crest at 10.4 feet at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Action stage there is 10 feet.

Of course, these crest levels are likely to change, depending on rainfall amounts.

Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Hurricane Florence may intensify into a major hurricane on Monday and potentially impact the East Coast mid to late next week. Forecasters urge residents to keep an eye on that storm.