Flash flood watch for western South Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania

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Motorists heading toward the Jersey Shore may want to leave a bit early on Friday, June 13 because a flash flood watch remains in effect for eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and western South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. Motorists heading toward the Jersey Shore may want to leave a bit early on Friday, June 13 because a flash flood watch remains in effect for eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and western South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. Motorists heading toward or away from the Jersey Shore may want to leave a bit early on Friday, June 13 because a flash flood watch remains in effect for eastern Pennsylvania and western South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

Heavy overnight rains that dropped up to 2.5 inches of precipitation combined with the threat of afternoon thunderstorms prompted the National Weather Service to issue the flash flood watch.

Heavy rainfall expected

“New storm total rainfall this afternoon and evening may reach 2.5 inches,” the Weather Service said. “In many areas it will take only an inch of rain in 45 minutes to an hour to produce flooding.”

The risk for flash flooding will be greatest this afternoon when a new round of heavy thunderstorms and rain is expected to arrive, the Weather Service said.

The affected counties covered by the flash flood watch in South Jersey are Salem, Gloucester, Camden and the western section of Burlington County.

 Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties are under a hazardous weather advisory calling for the possibility of heavy afternoon rain and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

 

 

 


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