New Castle County Under Flash Flood Watch Until 10:00 PM

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The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, new jersey has issued a Flash Flood Watch From 2 PM this afternoon through this evening for  Portions of eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New Castle County Delaware.

Showers and thunderstorms will move into eastern Pennsylvania and much of New Jersey this afternoon and through this evening. Thunderstorms will be capable of heavy rainfall, and training of thunderstorms is also possible. Total rain amounts will range from 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts possible.

Flash flooding is possible in places where the heaviest thunderstorms persist. Rises on rivers and streams with urban, small stream, and poor drainage flooding is also possible. For areas that experienced flooding on Wednesday, it will not take much additional rainfall for those areas to experience flooding once again this afternoon and evening.

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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