Flash flood watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NEW JERSEY, CAMDEN, GLOUCESTER, HUNTERDON, MERCER, MIDDLESEX, MORRIS, NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON, SOMERSET, SUSSEX, AND WARREN. IN PENNSYLVANIA, CARBON, DELAWARE, EASTERN MONTGOMERY, LEHIGH, LOWER BUCKS, MONROE, NORTHAMPTON, PHILADELPHIA, UPPER BUCKS, AND WESTERN MONTGOMERY.

* FROM 2 AM EDT MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES ARE FORECAST, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS. THE STORMS WILL LIKELY MOVE OUT OF THE AREA BY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* THE AREAS OF GREATEST RISK ARE POOR-DRAINAGE AND URBAN LOCATIONS WHERE RAPID RUNOFF MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING. QUICKLY RESPONDING SMALL STREAMS MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE FLOODING IN AREAS RECEIVING THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL. THE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA JUST BEFORE OR DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS AND POTENTIAL FLOODING AS THE STORMS MOVE THROUGH.

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



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