Despite the amount of rain that fell in the Oil Region late Wednesday night, some residents may be expressing surprise that the storms were not as severe as many weather experts had been predicting.
All that aside, the National Weather Service still advises that more rain is expected on Thursday, especially during the morning hours, and gusty winds could accompany a system that will also drop the temperature into the 50’s.
Earlier forecasts had projected the possibilities of large hail and damaging winds, but for the most part, we experienced only the occasional heavy downpours and a bit of thunder-and-lightning activity overnight.
Some flooding was encountered in some northern counties where heavy rains had caused problems over the previous two weeks. Officials in Crawford County, for instance, reported that parts of Route 102 and Cussewago Road were closed due to flooding at one time early Thursday morning.