Flash Flood Watch
- Areas affected:
- Philadelphia, PA
New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,
Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton,
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, Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford,
West Chester, and Kennett Square
756 PM EDT Tue Jun 18 2019
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, southern New Jersey,
and southeast 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 southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic
Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal
Ocean, Cumberland, Gloucester, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean,
Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In southeast Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Eastern Chester, Philadelphia, and Western Chester.
* Until 6 AM EDT Wednesday.
* Some showers and thunderstorms for a time tonight will be
capable of producing torrential rainfall, with local amounts of
1 to 3 inches potentially occurring in a short period of time.
This could lead to localized flash flooding.
* The risk of flash flooding is highest in urbanized and low-
lying areas. Rapid rises on small creeks and streams are
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 some roadways. 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.