Severe Weather Outlook & Alert For Easter Weekend

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Flash Flood Watch in effect from 2:00 PM EDT until Saturday, 10:00 AM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the * 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. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen Annes, and Talbot. In southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, Northwestern Burlington, Salem, and Southeastern Burlington.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Saturday morning

* Showers and some thunderstorms, locally heavy, will move across eastern Pennsylvania and, southern New Jersey, the eastern ahores 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.


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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