Flash Flood Watch

Major storms coming through this afternoon and could result in some flash flooding and damaging winds are also a concern.

NWS >>>>>> Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1007 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2019

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for …

  • Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and
    Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in Delaware,
    Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent, and New Castle. In
    northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen Annes, and
    Talbot. In New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May,
    Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland,
    Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,
    Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern
    Burlington, and Western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania, Berks,
    Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower
    Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western
    Montgomery.
  • Through late tonight.
  • Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop and move
    through the region this afternoon and evening. The environment
    will be favorable for torrential rainfall with these showers and
    storms. Additionally, storms may begin to track over the same
    locations as a very slow moving front allows for the
    redevelopment of storms in similar locations over time. There is
    potential for 1 to 3 inches of rain in a very short period of
    time where the strongest storms occur.
  • Flash flooding is possible where the strongest storms develop
    and persist. Flooding in urban areas especially is likely if
    torrential downpours occur. Rapid rises on small creeks and
    streams are possible as well.
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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash
flooding, which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected
to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters
may quickly inundate some roadways. Streams and creeks could
leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location
that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash
flood warning is issued for your area.

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