Flash flood watch in effect in Centre County until Tuesday

mcarroll@centredaily.comJuly 2, 2013 

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a flash flood watch for much of the central portion of the state, including Centre County, which remains in effect until Tuesday evening.

“A very humid air mass will combine with a slow moving upper disturbance and nearly stationary frontal boundary at the surface to create the potential for flash flooding through Tuesday,” according to the NWS statement.

The possibility for more rain and flooding comes just days after the area saw heavy flash flooding Thursday that left inches of water on roadways and caused the evacuation of some homes.

An 86-year-old Beech Creek man died in the storm after being swept away by floodwaters and pulled into the swollen Little Sugar Run in Beech Creek Township while trying to save an ATV from high waters.

The NWS said those recent rains have left the ground wet and most streams running above normal.

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