Strong storms continue for York, Lancaster counties

** The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Lancaster County until 8 p.m.

** The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch Lancaster and York counties until 9 p.m.

Storms are beginning to develop after a very humid start to the day and plenty of sunshine. Some storms could be strong to severe, and a line of storms will eventually form by the early afternoon. We have already seen heavy rain and hail with the storms. There will likely be strong winds to follow with the storms too.

Be prepared for additional storms this afternoon to contain damaging winds and some hail. There is the outside chance of a brief tornado as well, especially as the storms first develop. Flash flooding may also be a problem if the same areas get hit multiple times with downpours. 2-3″ of rain in isolated spots is not out the question, but those areas will be few and far between with flooding be low-lying and poor drainage areas. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties for this afternoon and evening.

By Monday evening the activity should start to die down and be out of here by Tuesday morning, taking the humidity with it! Expect more comfortable and dry conditions for Tuesday and Wednesday. Beyond that point we will have to focus on a developing tropical storm along the Gulf Coast. This system could send some rain to the north and eventually to the Midstate. The timing of this rain, if it happens, will be tough to follow until the storm fully develops. This likely will not happen until at least tomorrow or Wednesday. We will keep you posted.

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