Flash Flood Watch is in effect

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cloudsWeather Alert: A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for our area until 2:00 a.m. Check your sump pumps now as rain as heavy as an inch per hour could fall during the evening commute. Roadways prone to flooding could make them impassable. Use caution and be safe.

Flash flood watch in effect through late tonight.

The national weather service in mount holly has issued a flash flood watch for portions of New Jersey including the following areas: Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Salem, Somerset, Sussex and Warren through late tonight.

Variable rainfall overnight between one half and and 2.5 inches in a large portion of the watch area along with flooding in Southeastern Pennsylvania and far Northwest New Jersey this morning has set the stage for the potential for new flooding.

Very fast response is expected to the upcoming heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms.

New Jersey primary risk for flash flooding is between 3:00 p.m. and Midnight.

Residual runoff may force any flooding to linger well past midnight.

New storm total rainfall this afternoon and evening may reach 2.5 inches, in many areas. It will take only an inch of rain 45 minutes to an hour to produce flooding.

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.