...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of northern Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in northern Delaware, New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Cecil. In New Jersey, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Northwestern Burlington, Salem, Somerset, and Western Monmouth. In southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lower Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western Montgomery. * From Thursday morning through Thursday evening * Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected for Thursday through Thursday evening. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain is likely with locally higher amounts possible. * Despite the recent dry weather, rain rates may be high enough to result in flash flooding. Of particular concern are urban areas as well as low lying and poor drainage areas. 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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