New Castle County Delaware Placed Under Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for New Castle County Delaware.

The watch is in effect until 8:00 pm this evening.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will also go into EFFECT at 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

This FLASH FLOOD WATCH is for northern Delaware, New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening and could result in damaging winds, large hail, and perhaps an isolated tornado.

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 overwhelm roadways and areas with poor drainage. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties. 

Affected Delaware Counties include

New Castle County

Affected Pennsylvania Counties include

Berks

 Carbon

Delaware 

Eastern Chester

Eastern Montgomery

Lehigh

Lower Bucks

Monroe

Northampton

Philadelphia

Upper Bucks 

Western Chester

Western Montgomery

Affected New jersey Counties include

Camden

Coastal Ocean

Eastern Monmouth

Gloucester

Hunterdon

Mercer

Middlesex

Morris

Northwestern Burlington

Ocean

Salem

Somerset

Southeastern

Burlington

Sussex

Warren

Western

Monmouth

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