Weather Alerts for Chester County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch
CHESTER COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Berks - Carbon - Delaware - Eastern Chester - Eastern Montgomery - Lehigh - Lower Bucks - Monroe - Northampton - Philadelphia - Upper Bucks - Western Chester - Western Montgomery
Effective: Tue, 7/23 3:46am Updated: Tue, 7/23 5:22am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 7/23 8:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues 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,
Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,
Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset,
Southeastern Burlington, Sussex, Warren, and Western Monmouth.
In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester,
Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton,
Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western
Montgomery.
* Until 8 AM EDT this morning
* Another round of showers is possible through early this morning.
This could lead to flash flooding, especially in areas that had
flooding last evening where the ground is already saturated. In
these areas, any additional rainfall will quickly become runoff
and exacerbate flooding concerns.
* The risk of flash flooding is highest in urbanized and low-
lying areas. Rapid rises on small creeks and streams are
possible.

Information:
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 relatively 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.