Flash Flood Watch
Areas affected:
Philadelphia, PA

New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-
Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Mercer-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Berks-Delaware-Philadelphia-
Western Chester-Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-
Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,
Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton,
Trenton, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown,
Mount Holly, Jackson, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House,
Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island,
Wharton State Forest, Reading, Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook,
Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown,
Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville,
and Doylestown
244 PM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast
Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including the
following areas, in Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex,
Kent, and New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil,
Kent MD, Queen Annes, and Talbot. In New Jersey, Atlantic,
Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic,
Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Northwestern
Burlington, Ocean, Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In
Pennsylvania, Berks, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern
Montgomery, Lower Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western
Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night

* Rain…heavy at times…is expected to overspread the area from
south to north Saturday afternoon and evening. Rainfall rates
over one inch per hour are possible.

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
rapidly rising water and flash flooding, particularly in urban
areas and along small creeks and streams.


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.