UPDATED: Flash Flood Watch for Delmarva from 1 or 2pm through Saturday Morning

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UPDATED:  FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…

Cape May County,NJ
Cumberland County,NJ
Sussex County,DE
Kent County,DE
Caroline County,MD
Talbot County,MD
Queen Anne’s County,MD

Showers and some thunderstorms, locally heavy, will move across eastern Pennsylvania and, southern New Jersey, the eastern shores of Maryland, and Delaware this afternoon. A second cluster of showers and some thunderstorms moves 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.

PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS… 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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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Maryland, northeast North Carolina, and Virginia, including the following areas, in southeast Maryland, Dorchester, Inland Worcester, Maryland Beaches, Somerset, and Wicomico.

* From 1 PM EDT this afternoon through late tonight.

* Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to overspread the region this afternoon, continue through this evening before departing late tonight. Repetitive storms and
multiple rounds of heavy rain may result in rainfall amounts which could exceed 3 inches locally. Flash flooding is possible, particularly in urban areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.