Flood Watch and Wind Advisory Issued

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon

* Periods of heavy rain will begin over western portions of the area Thursday afternoon with the threat of heavy rainfall progressing eastward Thursday evening into the overnight hours. Rainfall will decrease in intensity Friday morning but impacts from the earlier heavier rainfall may linger into the day on Friday. Rainfall amounts will generally range from 1.5 to 2.5 inches over the watch area, however locally higher amounts will be possible particularly over the higher terrain of eastern PA and northwest NJ.

* As a result of the rainfall, poor drainage and low-lying
  flooding may begin late Thursday. Small stream as well as
  mainstem flooding is possible Thursday night into Friday.
  Please refer to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
  (AHPS) website for the latest crest forecasts.

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 IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, northern and southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and northern Delaware.

* WHEN...From 10 AM to 8 PM EDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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