Indiana County is under a flood watch through Monday night as the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon are expected to bring heavy rain to the area.
According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, the watch went into effect at 8 p.m. Saturday and expires at the same time Monday.
“We still think the average rainfall for the whole system, is going to be four-to-five inches,” NWS meteorologist Shannon Hefferan said.
The watch was issued for Pennsylvania, West Virginia and central Ohio.
Hefferan said a watch means that flooding is possible, but not a certainty.
“It’s hard to figure out where the bull’s-eye of the storm is going to be right now,” Hefferan said. “It seems to be around the border of West Virginia. There are some isolated areas there that could get higher amounts of rain, as much as six or seven inches.
“Then again, anywhere in our area could also get that amount. We’re just not sure at this point.”
Hefferan said the “heavier bands” of rain were to start early today and continue throughout most of the day .
“And there will be scattered stuff throughout the day Monday— it is finally supposed to stop raining Monday night,” she said.