Keep the umbrella handy.

York County is expected to keep getting rain through Thursday, according to Tony Mach, meteorological technician with the National Weather Service.

The county could get a total of 4 inches of rain, he said. As of Tuesday evening, the area has gotten about a half inch of rain, Mach said.

The National Weather Service is encouraging residents to prepare for flooding and has issued a flood watch that is in effect until noon Thursday.

Mach said rain will continue "all night long" Tuesday, going into Wednesday.

"The forecast for Wednesday is rain and chance of thunderstorms in the morning and in the evening," he added. "Rain could be heavy at times."

High temperatures will be in the lower 60s with an overnight low in the upper 50s, Mach said.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. The high temperature will be in the low 70s with overnight lows in the upper 40s, he said.

Friday will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the low 60s, Mach said.

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