The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood watch for Indiana; Westmoreland; Fayette; Jefferson; Westmoreland Ridges; Fayette Ridges starting on 9/17/2018 8:00:00 AM. NSW thinks it is ‘possible’ the event will happen and the event is categorized as ‘severe.’
The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to prepare for the event. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
Here is the full alert from The National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a
- Flood Watch for portions of southwest Pennsylvania and west
central Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in
southwest Pennsylvania, Fayette, Fayette Ridges, Westmoreland,
and Westmoreland Ridges. In west central Pennsylvania, Indiana
- From 11 AM EDT this morning through Tuesday morning
- Periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected today and tonight
as remnant low pressure, of what once was hurricane Florence,
crosses the region. 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain is possible by
early Tuesday morning.
- Flooding of streams and low lying areas is possible today and
into early Tuesday morning.