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Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Hit Region



    NBC10 First Alert: Heavy Overnight Rain to Lead to Messy Morning Commute

    The overnight rain will remain during the morning commute Thursday. But how long will it last? Sheena has the forecast. (Published Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014)

    Heavy rain in portions of central and eastern Pennsylvania has prompted several flood watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.

    The weather service has issued a flash flood warning for Lackawanna and eastern Susquehanna counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, saying there will be "significant urban flooding" along with rapid flooding of small streams and creeks. The warning expires at 12:15 a.m. Thursday.

    Elsewhere, the weather service has issued flood watches or advisories for counties throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania, saying that rain-swollen small streams and low-lying areas could flood.

    More than 3 inches of rain has been reported in some areas.

    The weather service is urging motorists to steer clear of flooded streets.

    Heavy rain and winds also hit the Philadelphia area Wednesday night. The rain caused a vehicle to overturn on Lincoln Drive near Gypsy Lane. No one was seriously hurt in the crash however.

    Localized flooding also forced police to close off Ford Road in Fairmount Park.

    The heavy rain will continue to hit the area overnight into the early morning rush Thursday. Conditions will slowly clear throughout the day and we'll see highs in the mid to low 70's. The sunshine will return Friday and remain Saturday. Temperatures will also stay in the 70's before they drop into the upper 50's Sunday.