...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast
Maryland, and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in
Delaware, Kent and New Castle. In northeast Maryland,
Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen Annes, and Talbot. 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 will overspread the area throughout
the day and into this evening. Rainfall rates over 1 inch per
hour will be possible, and training of heavy rain showers will
also lead to areas of flash flooding.
* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
rapidly rising water and flash flooding, particularly in urban
areas and along small creeks and streams.
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 roadways and areas of poor drainage. 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.