STATE COLLEGE - The National Weather Service (NWS) at State College has issued a flood watch for the area, beginning this afternoon and lasting through Sunday evening.

According to meteorologists, a storm system will move north from the Tennessee Valley across Pennsylvania today and possibly redevelop along the Delmarva coast Sunday. Rain from this system will spread across central Pennsylvania and continue into tonight and is expected to be heavy at times.

Between 1 to 2 inches is expected to fall in the Susquehanna River Valley and may produce significant rises and possible flooding of small streams, creeks and mainstem rivers.

A flood watch means there is potential for flooding along small streams, creeks and urban and low-lying areas with poor drainage. Those living in areas prone to flooding should monitor later forecasts and be alert for flood warnings and be prepared if flooding should develop.

As of 6 p.m. Friday, officials were predicting the Susquehanna River will crest at 8 a.m. Monday. Projected crests are 11.8 feet in Bloomsburg, 11.9 feet in Danville and 13.9 feet in Sunbury.