Severe Storms, Flooding Possible During Monday Evening Commute

Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued for multiple Western Pa. counties

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for all of New Hampshire until 8 p.m. Monday. All of the storms will produce heavy rain and frequent lightning.

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According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, KY 1949 is now closed by flash flooding at the Purchase Parkway underpass tunnel in Marshall County. The weather agency said isolated "weak tornadoes" could form.

That being said, even a non-severe thunderstorm can have unsafe lightning and heavy downpours.

The Storm Prediction Center is now anticipating a slight to enhanced risk of scattered nasty thunderstorms as depicted here in this chart.

The storm threat increases Sunday night, with the chance of precipitation at 90 percent and rainfall amounts between a half- and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Additionally, a flash flood watch has been issued for Livingston and Wyoming counties. "This is especially if torrential rain sets up across the Hartford/Springfield Metro areas during the evening rush hour". Any thunderstorms after the initial line of weather moves through in the evening are expected to be milder, Lessor said. A Flash Flood Watch will begin at 2:00 for Southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Wyoming Counties. The storms will include heavy rain, hail, flooding, wind damage, possibly downed trees and power outages. Monday's high temperature is expected to approach 77 degrees, followed by a low of around 65 degrees Monday night. Expect more comfortable and dry conditions for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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