Weather Alerts for Carbon

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Berks - Carbon - Delaware - Eastern Chester - Eastern Montgomery - Lehigh - Lower Bucks - Monroe - Northampton - Philadelphia - Upper Bucks - Western Chester - Western Montgomery
Effective: Sat, 8/18 3:39pm Updated: Sat, 8/18 4:20pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 8/19 12:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of northern Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey,
and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in northern
Delaware, New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Cecil. In New
Jersey, Camden, Coastal Ocean, 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 midnight EDT tonight
* Several rounds of heavy showers and thunderstorms will affect
the area through this evening. The heaviest rainfall is
expected later this afternoon into this evening as a cold
front moves across the area. Those areas that received heavy
rainfall on Friday will be the most susceptible to flash
* Heavy 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. The ground remains
fairly saturated due to recent heavy rains over the past
several weeks.

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.