Heavy rainfall from a storm is expected Wednesday, and a flash flood watch will be in effect tonight through Thursday morning, said Greg DeVoir, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service.
A total of 2-4 inches is expected through the duration of the storm, DeVoir said.
The rain will help to quell a recent rash of brush fires, he said. The leaf litter from the fall will be wet or damp.
Trees and plants will help to soak up the rain as this is the time of year when everything starts to turn green again, DeVoir said.
The rain has been fairly light so far, but with locally heavy downpours expected, the York area could see some flash flooding and creeks coming out of their banks, he said.
The county will be monitoring the conditions, spokesman Carl Lindquist said.
Residents should pay attention to the conditions. Drivers should not drive through flooded roads or go around barricades, he said.
Crews with the state Department of Transportation were cleaning out drains in preparation for the rain, said Mike Martin, York County maintenance manager. They also have barrels and cones ready in case roads need to be closed.
“At least it’s not snow,” Martin said.