Weather Service issues flash flood watch for region, South Jersey

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In advance of what could be a repeat of stormy Monday that spawned a tornado warning, strong thunderstorms and heavy rain, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through the evening hours of Tuesday, July 15.	/NWS In advance of what could be a repeat of stormy Monday that spawned a tornado warning, strong thunderstorms and heavy rain, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through the evening hours of Tuesday, July 15. /NWS In advance of what could be a repeat of stormy Monday that spawned a tornado warning, strong thunderstorms and heavy rain, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through the evening hours of Tuesday, July 15.      

The Weather Service warns residents of flood-prone areas to “pay attention to this developing weather situation.”

The flash flood watch is for all of New Jersey and Delaware along with portions of Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania.

Showers and thunderstorms will bring locally heavy rain to the region today and tonight, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

“Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches may fall in a brief period of time resulting in flash flooding,” the Weather Service said in issuing the release. “Isolated higher amounts are possible.”

The Weather Service warns of roadway flooding and flooding in areas of poor drainage.

“Quick rises on streams and creeks may result from the heavy rain,” the Weather Service said.

“A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding,” the Weather Service said. “Flash flooding is very dangerous.”


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