Strong Thunder Storms Moving Into Delaware, Flash Flood Watch

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…A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN NEW
CASTLE…NORTHWESTERN KENT…CECIL…SOUTH CENTRAL BERKS AND CHESTER
COUNTIES…

At 1232 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Quarryville to Bay View to near
Newtown. Movement was northeast at 20 mph.

Wind gusts up to 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this
storm.

Heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm…and may cause
ponding on roadways and poor drainage areas. Do not drive your
vehicle through flooded roadways.

Occasional cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 15 miles away from a thunderstorm. If you see
lightning or hear thunder seek a safe shelter inside a building or
vehicle.

Locations impacted include…
Newark, Middletown, West Chester, Elkton, Havre De Grace, Calvert,
Coatesville, Downingtown, Kennett Square, Chestertown, Birdsboro,
Oxford, Parkesburg, North East, West Grove, Rising Sun, Honey Brook,
Rock Hall, Elverson and Charlestown.

 

New Castle-Cecil-Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-Mercer-
Salem-Gloucester-Camden-Northwestern Burlington-Berks-Lehigh-
Northampton-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-Eastern Chester-
Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-
Thu Jul 11 2019

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT…

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northern Delaware, northeast
Maryland, central New Jersey, northern New Jersey, northwest New
Jersey, southern New Jersey, east central Pennsylvania and
southeast Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE…Today and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

Flash Flood Watch.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely later today and tonight. A few
storms may also be strong with a threat for gusty winds.


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