HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY……EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

  • WHAT…For the Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 98 expected. For the Excessive Heat Watch, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values of 100 to 105 possible.
  • WHERE…Portions of northern Delaware, central, northern, and southern New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania.
  • WHEN…For the Heat Advisory, from 10 AM Tuesday to 6 AM EDT Wednesday. For the Excessive Heat Watch, from Wednesday morning through Saturday evening.
  • IMPACTS…Heat related illnesses increase significantly during extreme heat and high humidity events.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A prolonged period of excessive heat with high temperatures in the 90s is expected through this week. The heat is forecast to worsen as the week goes on, with it peaking late in the week and into the weekend. These early season heat events combined with the prolonged nature of it may cause an increase in heat related impacts such heat illnesses or on heat sensitive infrastructure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates.

FREEZE WARNING in effect…..


FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, northern, northwest and southern
New Jersey and east central and southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops and
other sensitive vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

FROST ADVISORY In Effect until 9am

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT MONDAY...

* WHAT...Temperatures as low as 35 will result in frost
  formation.

* WHERE...In New Jersey, Somerset. In Pennsylvania, Delaware,
  Eastern Montgomery and Lower Bucks.

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Monday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if
  left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

NASA Launches and Eclipse

ECLIPSE INFO
In Philadelphia, the eclipse will occur from 2:08 p.m. until 4:35 p.m., peaking at 3:23 p.m.


A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the earth and the sun. During a total solar eclipse, the moon blocks the light coming in from the sun and appears to cover up the sun entirely. This will give viewers a glimpse of the sun’s outer atmosphere, known as the corona.

NASA WALLOPS LAUNCHES MONDAY

During the Eclipse today you will be able to see 3 rockets launched from Wallops.

Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore will launch 3 rockets during the solar eclipse to study how Earth’s upper atmosphere is affected when sunlight dims for a moment over part of the planet.

Those rockets will launch at three different times — 45 minutes before the total solar eclipse, during it, and then 45 minutes after the peak local eclipse, and they are expected to reach a maximum altitude of 260 miles. The launch window opens at 2:40 p.m. EDT, with targeted launch times for the three rockets being 2:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 4:05 p.m., but those times are subject to change.

NASA said the three launches are important to gather data on how the sun’s disappearance affects the ionosphere, “creating disturbances that have the potential to interfere with our communications.”

Flood Watch and Coast Flood Watch in effect

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON


* WHAT…Up to one foot of inundation above ground level in low- lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.


* WHERE…In New Jersey, Gloucester, Camden and Northwestern Burlington. In Pennsylvania, Delaware, Philadelphia and Lower Bucks.

* WHEN…Until 1 PM EDT this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…At this level, flooding begins on the most vulnerable roads along tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are possible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Additional minor flooding is forecast with the high tide Thursday morning, and another advisory may be issued for that later today.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS – If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.

Flood Watch In Effect Until Thursday Afternoon:

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

* WHERE…Portions of northern Delaware, including the following area, New Castle, New Jersey, including the following areas, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Warren and Western Monmouth, and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester and Western Montgomery.

* WHEN…Through Thursday afternoon. * IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS– Additional rainfall amounts between 1.0 to 3.0 inches are expected across the Watch area into Thursday. About two dozen of our river points are forecast to approach flood stage today into Thursday, with several exceeding flood stage. The rain will be heavy at times, with hourly rates reaching or exceeding an inch, with the more widespread and heaviest rain expected to fall this afternoon and early this evening. During the higher rainfall rates, local flash flooding cannot be ruled out. Excessive runoff may continue to cause rivers, creeks, and streams to rise through the end of the week even when the rain has ended.

Flood Watch In Effect Until Sunday Morning

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING

  • WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.
  • WHERE…Portions of Delaware, including the following areas, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle, New Jersey, including the following areas, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern Burlington and Western Monmouth, and southeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lower Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester and Western Montgomery.
  • WHEN…From late tonight through Sunday morning.
  • IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water crossings may be flooded.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
  • Widespread heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is forecast with rain beginning late tonight continuing through Saturday evening with locally higher amounts possible. Excessive runoff may continue to cause rivers, creeks, and streams to rise through Sunday, even after the heavy rain has stopped.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 until 4am

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST THURSDAY

* WHAT…West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph expected.

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

* WHEN…Until 4 AM EST Thursday. * IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…West to northwest winds will increase abruptly as a strong cold front crosses the area this evening. The strongest winds will diminish overnight, however breezy conditions will persist through Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Winter Weather Advisory Upgraded to WINTER STORM WARNING

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST SATURDAY…

Who – The cities of Wilmington, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Norristown, Lansdale, Morrisville, and Doylestown



* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches.

* WHERE…Portions of northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow may briefly become heavy late tonight before tapering off early Saturday. Snowfall rates around 1.0″ per hour or greater will be possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.