Flash Flood Watch
* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through this evening * Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon in southeastern Pennsylvania into northern and central New Jersey. The strongest storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches in as little as an hour. Additionally, storm motions today will be slow, and storms may train over the same areas. As a result, instances of flash flooding are possible in the watch area. * In the areas of heaviest rainfall, flash flooding of small creeks and streams, poor-drainage areas, and urban areas may occur between mid afternoon and late this evening. 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 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.