Flood Watch
Areas affected:
Philadelphia, PA

New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Somerset-Middlesex-
Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Mercer-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-Lower Bucks-
Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown,
Rehoboth Beach, Somerville, New Brunswick, Freehold, Sandy Hook,
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, Media, Philadelphia, Morrisville,
and Doylestown
946 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, much of New Jersey, and
southeast Pennsylvania along the tidal Delaware River.

* From Thursday evening through Friday evening

* Strong low pressure will impact the area Thursday night
through Friday, resulting in a widespread rainfall of 1.5 to
2.5 inches with locally higher amounts.

* Given the recent heavy rain and how saturated he ground is, this
amount of rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of
poor drainage, as well as the potential for significant river
flooding. In addition to the freshwater flooding, the
combination of heavy rain and increased tide levels during the
times of high tide Thursday night through Friday morning will
result in widespread moderate to locally major coastal flooding
along the Atlantic, Delaware Bay, and tidal Delaware River.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.