A FLOOD WATCH and WIND Advisory will both go into effect at 4pm this afternoon.
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the * Flood Watch to include portions of northern Delaware...New Jersey...and southeast Pennsylvania...including the following areas...in northern Delaware...New Castle. In New Jersey...Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset. In southeast Pennsylvania...Delaware, Eastern Montgomery, Lower Bucks, and Philadelphia. * From this afternoon through Friday morning * Heavy rain will move into the region late Thursday and Thursday night, with between 1 and 3 inches of rain over the region and as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain over the southern Poconos. * Excessive rainfall and snowmelt will result in rises on rivers and streams. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. WIND ADVISORY
WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST FRIDAY... * WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, northern and southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and central, northern and southern Delaware. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Friday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Secure any outdoor holiday decorations before the strong winds arrive. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.