The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Central Pennsylvania, forecasting the possibility of heavy rain and flooding.

AS of late Monday night, the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Lock Haven was projected by the National Weather Service to crest at 12.4 feet at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

that is 8.6 feet below flood stage of 21 feet.

That crest, however, is likely to fluctuate.

The forecast crest at Renovo was 8.7 feet at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Flood stage at Renovo is 16 feet.

Again, that crest could fluctuate.

“Heavy rain will result in significant rises on area rivers and streams. Small streams and creeks will likely see rapid rises and a few of them may exceed bankfull levels, inundating adjacent low lying areas. There is also the potential for localized short duration flooding and roadway ponding especially in urban corridors and poor drainage zones within community and residential areas,” the agency said in a statement posted on its website at www.noaa.gov.

There also is a chance of snow showers Tuesday, the agency said.


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