Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 8 pm


The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from noon through late Monday night in the depicted bright green zone.

Severe storms moving through Baltimore Monday afternoon could bring flash flooding conditions.

At 12:45 p.m., a strong thunderstorm was hitting east-central Schenectady County and southeastern Saratoga County, the weather service reported. Thunderstorms could also deliver damaging winds gusts. Some of these thunderstorms may have rainfall rates of two inches per hour, which could potentially cause flash flooding situations.

A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect until 8 p.m., according to a watch issued by the weather service at 11:15 a.m.

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A flash flood watch has been issued for Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties for this afternoon and evening.

Wind gusts of 40 to 60 miles per hour are expected with the strongest storms.

Along the Shore, it'll be a bit cooler - in the low 80s on Monday.

Storms will begin in the mountains around 12 p.m. then will move to parts of southern ME around 2 p.m.

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Meteorologists say the heaviest rain fell in southeast Livingston County with estimates of up to 5 inches of rain. The strength of the storms that form Monday afternoon and the timing of how quickly they pass will depend on the sunshine we see. Tree damage, scattered power outages, and isolated damage to structures are possible.

Tonight: Lingering heavy rain/thunder, then gradually drying out in the early morning.

The forecast called for mostly sunny skies Wednesday and Thursday with a high of 80 to 82 degrees, and partly sunny skies Friday with a high near 83.

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