Flash flood watches, warnings in effect as Tropical Storm Isaias moves out of our area

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EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) —Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall in North Carolina and is currently moving up the east coast. Heavy rainfall is now tapering off as the storm moves out of the region.

A tornado warning was issued for parts of Monroe and Wayne Counties but has since been redacted. The storm brought heavy rain to our area throughout the day which is expected to end completely by midnight.

Flash flood watches remain in effect for areas along and east of Interstate 81 until 6 AM Wednesday.

Low lying areas near the river banks will also need to be on alert for the potential for minor river flooding toward the end of our day. Torrential rain could cause flash flooding in areas of poor drainage. Click Here for current river levels.

Reports of flash flooding have come in with heavier downpours moving through the Pocono region earlier Tuesday morning.

Most areas will end get between two to four inches of rain in total with localized areas getting more than 4 inches. Central Pennsylvania will avoid the worst of the heavy rain and end up with around one to two inches of rainfall by Tuesday evening. The rain should start to taper off late Tuesday afternoon before moving out of the region completely between 4:00 and 6:00 PM.

Strong gusts of wind are also expected across the area, particularly in the Poconos. The strongest gusts of 30-45 MPH would occur across the hilltops.

There will just be a leftover shower overnight Tuesday with lows dropping into the lower 60s.  

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Weather will improve on Wednesday as the remnants of Isaias move north and away from the local region. While a stray shower is possible, most of the time will be dry. Cooler and less humid weather will be here Wednesday and Thursday. 

Some showers are possible on Friday as a little moisture tries to return to Pennsylvania. While a stray shower can pop up this weekend, widespread rain is not forecasted.

Click Here for the latest forecast from the Eyewitness Weather team.

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