Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued for multiple Western Pa. counties


Two inches of rain an hour could fall in the region, leading to possible flash floods, especially in urban and poor drainage areas, according to the organization.

The forecast for Livingston County says that showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards.

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A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the low-lying and flood-prone areas of Kingston, St Andrew, St Thomas, St Mary, Portland, St Ann, Trelawny, Manchester, Clarendon and St Catherine. The primary severe weather threats will be damaging winds and large hail. Monday's high temperature is expected to approach 77 degrees, followed by a low of around 65 degrees Monday night. For Tuesday through Saturday, hazardous weather is not expected at this time.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT.

The National Weather Service has put all of western MA in a Flash Flood Watch beginning Monday afternoon through Monday night. A Flash Flood Watch will begin at 2:00 for Southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Wyoming Counties. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. "There's potential for some flash flooding tomorrow and some high wind". Flash flooding is a very unsafe situation.

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