The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for our area from Tuesday, June 18th through Wednesday, June 19th, at 6:00am. The Flash Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms that could provide drenching rainfall. Heavy rain in a short period of time can cause street flooding in some areas. Exercise caution while driving; never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. If you see lightning, or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately. Storms could develop anytime this afternoon, and most likely, during the evening hours on Tuesday.
Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service:
Flash Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
343 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2019
New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-
Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Mercer-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Western Chester-Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-
Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,
Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton,
Flemington, Somerville, New Brunswick, Freehold, Sandy Hook,
Trenton, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown,
Mount Holly, Jackson, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House,
Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island,
Wharton State Forest, Reading, Allentown, Media, Philadelphia,
Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville,
Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville,
343 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2019
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Northeast Maryland, Delaware, central and southern New Jersey,
and southeast Pennsylvania.
* Through late tonight
* Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected today
into this evening. The strongest storms will be capable of
producing torrential downpours, and the storms may have a
tendency to move over the same areas. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3
inches may occur in a short amount of time. This could lead to
localized flash flooding.
* The risk of flash flooding is highest with storms that produce
excessive rainfall rates for an extended period of time.
Flooding is most likely in more urbanized areas, in areas of
poor drainage, and in locations that have received heavy
rainfall the past few days. Rapid rises on small creeks and
streams are possible.
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 some roadways. 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.