After a brief taste of spring-like temperatures Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon, Centre County has been hit with almost nonstop rain.
The cold front that pushed out the high-pressure system that brought 70-degree weather to the area has brought off and on rainfall since Thursday and is expected to continue through Sunday, National Weather Service at State College meteorologist Paul Head said Tuesday.
An expanded flood watch was issued Friday afternoon to include all of central Pennsylvania, from Warren to Lancaster County, through Sunday evening.
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As of 1:45 p.m. Friday, Port Matilda, Taylor, Halfmoon, Taylor, Worth and Huston townships, University Park and parts of State College had already accumulated about 1.5 inches of rain, according to NWS. About an inch had fallen in the Bellefonte, Milesburg, Snow Shoe, Spring Mills, Centre Hall, Millheim and Philipsburg areas.
The area is expected to accumulate 1.5-2 inches over the two-and-a-half day period.
A flood watch means that flooding is possible, especially in low-laying areas, and people should be on the lookout for hazardous conditions, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.