Most of Delaware under Flash Flood Watch until Saturday

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – The National Weather Service has expanded its Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland and southern New Jersey, including the following areas, in Delaware: Delaware beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle Counties.

The Flash Flood Watch is from 2 this afternoon through Saturday morning.

The NWS said showers and some thunderstorms, locally heavy, will move across eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, the eastern shores of Maryland and Delaware this afternoon.

A second cluster of showers and some thunderstorms is expected across the region late tonight into early Saturday morning. Areas of 1 to 2 inches of rain can be expected with local amounts up to 3 inches possible.

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.

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