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Friday, August 18th, 7:55pm: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Avalon, Shore Points

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Avalon and all of Cape May County.  The Warning is in effect until 8:45pm.  The Service anticipates heavy rain, strong gusty winds, lightning, and the potential for hail during this storm.  Seek shelter immediately and do not drive on flooded streets.

Here is the text of the Warning from the National Weather Service:

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued: 7:49 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 
  Atlantic County in southern New Jersey... 
  eastern Cumberland County in southern New Jersey... 
  southeastern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey... 
  Cape May County in southern New Jersey... 

* until 845 PM EDT

* at 749 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from Buena to near Bivalve, moving east at 20 mph.

  Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. 

  Source... radar indicated. 

  Impact... expect damage to trees and power lines. 

* Locations impacted include... 
  Vineland, Atlantic City, Millville, Ocean City, Cumberland,
  Pleasantville, Somers Point, Ventnor City, Brigantine, Northfield,
  Absecon, Margate City, Buena, Egg Harbor City, North Wildwood,
  Laurel Lake, Weymouth, Woodbine, Sea Isle City and Estell Manor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the
basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.

In addition to large hail and damaging winds... frequent cloud to
ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors
immediately. Remember... if you can hear thunder... you are close
enough to be struck by lightning.

Friday, August 18th, 7:45pm: Strong Thunderstorm Likely to Impact Avalon, Shore Resorts

The following is a notice posted by the National Weather Service on Friday evening, August 18th:

Special Statement
Issued: 7:34 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service
... A strong thunderstorm will affect south central Atlantic and Cape
May counties... 

At 734 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Cape May,
moving northeast at 30 mph.

Winds up to 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include... 
Cape May, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Woodbine, Sea Isle City,
Estell Manor, Avalon, West Cape May, Stone Harbor, Corbin City, Cape
May Court House, Scotch Bonnet, Seaville, Diamond beach, Green Creek,
Dennisville, Goshen, Strathmere, Rio Grande and North Cape May.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

Friday, August 18th, 6:07pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Flash Flood Watch for Avalon, Shore Points

The National Weather Service has continued the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Avalon, and has posted a Flash Flood Watch for the potential of heavy rain in a short period of time. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9:00pm on Friday, August 18th and the Flash Flood Watch is in effect until Midnight.

As of 6:00pm, the leading edge of the cold front that will push through our region was impacting the Philadelphia region and was moving across the Baltimore/Towson, Maryland area. The front is moving easterly at approximately 30mph. There is the potential for heavy downpours, strong gusty winds, lightning and thunder.

If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter from open areas, including beaches, immediately. Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk and may damage private and public property. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Portions of Avalon that typically receive street flooding during extreme rain events include the northerly beach blocks of Avalon east of Avalon Avenue; portions of Ocean Drive; portions of the Dune Drive business district; west of Ocean Drive from 20th through 24th streets; west of Ocean Drive at 39th Street; and the east side of Dune Drive from 33rd through 40th Streets.

If you elect to move your vehicle from the street to another section of Avalon, the Borough has prepared this flood map for guidance purposes only. Areas noted in blue and in purple are most prone to flooding during an extreme rain event.   Avalon last received an extreme rain event during the early morning hours of July 29th, 2017. The potential rain is not a tidal flooding event, it is anticipated to be a rain event.

The Avalon Department of Public Works and Middlesex Water Company have checked and cleared storm drains and tested pump stations in advance of the potential for heavy rainfall this evening.

Please continue to follow updates on the forecast for Avalon and Cape May County, NJ on traditional media outlets.

Here is the text of the Severe Thunderstorm Watch and the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Issued: 5:43 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 455 remains in effect until 900 PM EDT

NJ
.   New Jersey counties included are

Atlantic             Bergen             Burlington
Camden               Cape May           Cumberland
Essex               Gloucester         Hudson
Hunterdon           Mercer             Middlesex
Monmouth             Morris             ocean
Passaic             Salem               Somerset
Sussex               Union               Warren

Flash Flood Watch

Issued: 3:19 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Flash Flood Watch in effect until midnight EDT tonight…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of southern Delaware and
New Jersey, including the following areas, in southern
Delaware, Delaware beaches and inland Sussex. In New Jersey,
Atlantic, Atlantic coastal Cape May, Cape May, coastal
Atlantic, coastal ocean, Cumberland, eastern Monmouth, ocean,
and southeastern Burlington.

* Until midnight EDT tonight

* multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms can be expected
through tonight. Torrential downpours with storms that develop
this evening could produce rainfall rates greater than 2 inches
per hour. While the entire area will not receive heavy rain,
isolated rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are possible where
storms track over the same locations.

* Torrential rain falling in a short period of time will result
in rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in
areas of poor drainage. Significant roadway flooding is
possible in isolated 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.

Fri, August 18th, 2:56pm: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Avalon and our region.  The Watch is in effect on Friday, August 18th, 2017 until 9:00pm.  The Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms that may produce heavy downpours, gusty winds, and lightning.

A front continues to move towards the shore that will bring cooler, less humid weather to our region.  The front has produced heavy rain in some locations.  Some, not all, locations may experience storm conditions into the evening hours.  It is possible the Service may elevate the Watch to a Warning when a thunderstorm event is imminent.

Please continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates on the weather forecast.  If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately from the beach and other outdoor locations.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded with rainwater as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage public and private property.  If you ever have any emergency, dial 911.

This is not a tidal flooding event, but a rain event.  Avalon has developed a flood map that provides general guidance on areas of Avalon that may see water in the streets during heavy rainfall and tidal flooding events.  In advance of any storm event, storm drains and Avalon’s 11 pump stations are checked by our water and sewer management company.

Here is the text of the Severe Thunderstorm Watch provided by the National Weather Service:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Issued: 2:43 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 455 remains in effect until 900 PM EDT

NJ
.    New Jersey counties included are

Atlantic             Bergen              Burlington
Camden               Cape May            Cumberland
Essex                Gloucester          Hudson
Hunterdon            Mercer              Middlesex
Monmouth             Morris              ocean
Passaic              Salem               Somerset
Sussex               Union               Warren

Mon, August 7th, 4:52pm: Flood Warning Issued By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for all of Cape May County and portions of our region due to the rain that has fallen on our region today. There is still the chance of some additional rain and thunderstorms that could produce additional rainfall. The Flood Warning is now in effect until 8:15pm on Monday, August 7th.

Today’s rainstorm has brought up to six inches of rain in some parts of southern New Jersey north and west of Avalon. The storm will depart our area later tonight but additional rain may fall in South Jersey and at shore locations.

Please be aware that street flooding is possible due to the ground saturation and the possibility that a good amount of rain may fall in a short period of time. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through a flooded intersection. If you have any emergency, dial 911. If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.

Here is the text of the Flood Warning issued Monday, August 7th, at 4:24pm from the National Weather Service:

Areal Flood Warning

Issued: 4:24 PM EDT Aug. 7, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Atlantic County in southern New Jersey…
eastern Cumberland County in southern New Jersey…
south central Ocean County in southern New Jersey…
southeastern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey…
Cape May County in southern New Jersey…
southeastern Burlington County in southern New Jersey…

* until 815 PM EDT

* at 422 PM EDT, local law officials reported flooding in Cape May
and Wildwood. Flooding was also reported on Route 47 in Buena. Up
to six inches of rain have already fallen. Although the heaviest
rain has ended, flooding is still expected into the evening.

* Some locations that could experience flooding include…
Vineland, Atlantic City, Millville, Ocean City, Cape May,
Cumberland, Pleasantville, Somers Point, Ventnor City, Brigantine,
Northfield, Absecon, Margate City, Buena, Egg Harbor City, North
Wildwood, Laurel Lake, Tuckerton, Wildwood Crest and Weymouth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

 

Monday, August 7th, 8:05am: Flash Flood Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and the entire Jersey Shore for Monday, August 7th.  The Watch remains in effect from Noon today through the evening hours.  One to two inches of rain is likely in our region, with localized flooding of four inches possible in some Jersey Shore communities.

As of 8:00am, a large area of rain extended from southern New Jersey through Virginia and is generally moving in our direction.  Showers, rain, and thunderstorms with rain heavy at times are possible throughout the day today.  The ground remains Saturday from two prior heavy rain events over the past four weeks, including last Saturday’s event which dropped over five inches of rain on our region.

This rainfall could result in localized street flooding during the day.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street as this puts you at risk, along with your vehicle.  Driving on a flooded street can cause damage to both public and private property.  First responders may not be able to reach you if your vehicle becomes stuck in flood waters.

During these heavy rain events, street flooding may occur in Avalon.  During heavy rain storms, Avalon typically receives significant street flooding in the beach blocks north of 30th Street, along all of Ocean Drive, west of Ocean Drive from 20th through 24th streets, west of Ocean Drive at 39th Street, along Dune Drive in the business district, and along the east side of Dune Drive from 33rd through 40th Streets.  It is advisable to move your vehicle off the street in advance of the heavy rain.   If your street often floods during heavy rain events, consider moving your vehicle to another section of Avalon that does not typically flood.

Be advised the Avalon Police Department may close the access road to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge if there is wave overwash or flooding on the roadway during the rainstorm.

Avalon has developed this flood guidance map to better assist you with plans in advance of this, and any potential, flooding event:

 

 

If you have any emergency call 911.  Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

Issued: 6:18 AM EDT Aug. 7, 2017 – National Weather Service

… Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from noon EDT today
through this evening…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Delaware, northeastern Maryland, central and southern New
Jersey, and parts of southeastern Pennsylvania.

* From noon EDT today through this evening

* heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with locally higher amounts
of 4 or more inches are possible. Showers and thunderstorms
may become heavy at times during the afternoon and evening.
This rain will be falling in areas where the soils are already
saturated due to heavy rains in recent weeks.

* Torrential rain falling in a short period of time will result
in rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in
areas of poor drainage. Significant roadway flooding is
possible.

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.

Sun, August 6th, 10:35pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough of Avalon and all of Cape May County for Monday afternoon through Monday evening, August 7th.  The Watch means our region could experience a heavy amount of rainfall in a very short period of time.

An approaching storm is expected to bring drenching rain to the region late in the day on Monday.  It is possible our region could experience one to two inches of rain, with locally higher amounts of four inches of rain possible.  If we receive this rainfall, local streets will flood.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded as this causes a wake that can damage private and public property.  It also makes it difficult or impossible for first responders to provide you assistance, if needed.

Avalon has prepared a Flood Advisory Map that is for guidance purposes during heavy rain events and coastal flooding events.  If you live or are vacationing in an area that is prone to flooding from heavy rainfall, consider moving your vehicle to another part of Avalon that does not flood during heavy rain events.  This includes portions of Ocean Drive, and beach blocks in Avalon north of 30th Street, and other areas.  Follow the legend on this map for details.

 

 

The Borough of Avalon will update this information when necessary.  Please pay attention to traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.  Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 9:48 PM EDT Aug. 6, 2017 – National Weather Service
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Monday afternoon
through Monday evening... 

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Delaware, northeastern Maryland, southern New
  Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania.

* Monday afternoon and evening.

* Heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with locally higher amounts of
  4 or more inches are possible. Showers and thunderstorms may
  become heavy at times during the afternoon and evening. This
  rain will be falling in areas where the soils are already
  saturated due to heavy rains in recent weeks. 

* Torrential rain falling in a short period of time will result 
  in rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in 
  areas of poor drainage. Significant roadway flooding is 
  possible. 

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.

Basement flooding is possible due to heavy rain falling on soils
already saturated from previous storms. If your home has a
history of basement flooding, monitor your sump pump for proper
operation and if possible, direct outside water flow away from
your house

Sat, July 29th, 6:47am: Flash Flood Watch Continues, TI Bridge Temporary Closed

The National Weather Service has continued its Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and all of Cape May County until 2:00pm on Saturday, July 29th. There is also the high risk for rip currents along our beaches through this evening.

As expected, a large rainstorm has dropped several inches of rain on our region during the overnight hours. Most of the heavy rain has moved off the coast. However, there is still the potential for rain, heavy at times to fall during the morning and early afternoon hours before some clearing occurs. Gusty winds will remain in our region until the storm departs.

The storm has caused some street flooding in our community. Please exercise caution while driving this morning. Never attempt to drive on any street or intersection that is flooded. This puts you and your vehicle at risk, and may make it impossible for first responders to rescue you. Driving on a flooded street also creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.

Never enter the ocean unless a lifeguard is present, especially when there is a risk for high rip currents along the beaches. Please follow all instructions provided by the Beach Patrol.

Before 6:00am Saturday, the Avalon Police Department closed the road to access the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to wave overwash on the roadway caused by the storm. The roadway will reopen when it is safe to do so.

If you have any emergency, dial 911. If you have an interruption in electrical power, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch that continues today courtesy of the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement

Issued: 6:37 AM EDT Jul. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service
… Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this
afternoon…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* 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, coastal ocean, Cumberland,
Gloucester, northwestern Burlington, ocean, Salem, and
southeastern Burlington.

* Until 2 PM EDT this afternoon

* showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain over Delmarva and
southern New Jersey are lifting to the north and east early this
morning. Additional waves of showers and thunderstorms with
heavy rain are expected to move into the area later this
morning. Rainfall amounts during this time will generally range
from 2 to 4 inches. However, training of thunderstorms may lead
to isolated higher amounts in excess of 6 inches, especially
across portions of Delmarva.

* Torrential rain falling in a short period of time will result
in rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in
areas of poor drainage. Significant roadway flooding may
occur. Locations in far southeastern Pennsylvania, southern
New Jersey, northeastern Maryland and Delaware that were just
affected by heavy rain since last weekend will be particularly
vulnerable to flash 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.

Fri, July 28th, 11:21am: Flash Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service for Avalon

The National Weather Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for the Borough of Avalon and surrounding communities on Friday, July 28th.  The Watch is in effect through Saturday afternoon.  The Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rainfall in potentially a short period of time as a storm approaches our region.

The heaviest rain from this storm is forecasted for the late evening and overnight hours into Saturday, July 29th.  During this storm, there could be a few inches of rain falling in a short period of time which could flood local streets and make driving difficult or impossible in some sections of our community.  You are advised to never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection.  This puts you and your vehicle at risk, and first responders may not be able to assist you if your vehicle stalls on a flooded street.  Driving on a flooded street also creates an unnecessary wake that can damage both private and public property.

During these heavy rain events, street flooding may occur in Avalon.  During heavy rain storms, Avalon typically receives significant street flooding in the beach blocks north of 30th Street, along all of Ocean Drive, west of Ocean Drive from 20th through 24th streets, west of Ocean Drive at 39th Street, along Dune Drive in the business district, and along the east side of Dune Drive from 33rd through 40th Streets.  It is advisable to move your vehicle off the street and to another part of Avalon during this storm event if you are in these areas.  A guidance map that delineates potential street flooding appears here.

You are advised to maintain personal distance from bayside bulkheads during heavy rain events.  If you have any emergency, please dial 911.  You may receive updates on this storm event on Avalon’s emergency management website, www.avalonemergency.org, and through traditional media outlets.

It is possible that the National Weather Service may elevate this Watch to a Warning later today or overnight, and may issue other advisories.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued on Friday, July 28th, 2017 from the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

Issued: 9:20 AM EDT Jul. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service
… Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 2 PM EDT this
afternoon through Saturday afternoon…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, southern New Jersey,
and southeast Pennsylvania, 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, coastal
ocean, Cumberland, Gloucester, northwestern Burlington, ocean,
Salem, and southeastern Burlington. In southeast Pennsylvania,
Delaware, eastern Chester, eastern Montgomery, Philadelphia,
and western Chester.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Saturday afternoon

* showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to
develop across Delmarva this afternoon before expanding
northeastward into southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New
Jersey this evening. Additional waves of showers and
thunderstorms with heavy rain will then continue to impact the
area tonight through Saturday morning. Rainfall amounts during
this time will generally range from 2 to 4 inches. However,
training of thunderstorms may lead to isolated higher amounts in
excess of 6 inches, especially south of the Mason-Dixon line.

* Torrential rain falling in a short period of time will result
in rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in
areas of poor drainage. Significant roadway flooding may
occur. Locations in far southeastern Pennsylvania, southern
New Jersey, northeastern Maryland and Delaware that were just
affected by heavy rain since last weekend will be particularly
vulnerable to flash 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.

Thurs, July 27th, 3:32pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and neighboring Cape May County communities. The Watch is in effect from Friday afternoon, July 28th through Saturday afternoon, July 29th. There is the potential for significant rainfall from an approaching storm which could cause street flooding in some parts of our community.

Please exercise caution while driving. Never attempt to drive on any street or through any intersection that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. Driving on a flooded street may also create a wake from your vehicle which can cause unnecessary damage to private and public property. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Borough of Avalon has created a flood map for our community that provides guidance to the public on which areas of the Borough are subject to flooded streets during heavy rain and coastal flooding events.

Please continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates to this forecast as a Flash Flood Warning and other alerts may be necessary.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

… Flash Flood Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Saturday afternoon…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast
Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, 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 New Jersey, Atlantic,
Atlantic coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, coastal Atlantic,
coastal ocean, Cumberland, eastern Monmouth, Gloucester,
Mercer, Middlesex, northwestern Burlington, ocean, Salem,
southeastern Burlington, and western Monmouth. In
Pennsylvania, Berks, Delaware, eastern Chester, eastern
Montgomery, lower Bucks, Philadelphia, upper Bucks, western
Chester, and western Montgomery.

* From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon

* showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain will develop starting
Friday afternoon and will first move into northeast Maryland,
Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey,
before lifting north towards central New Jersey. Additional
waves of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain will then
continue to impact these same areas Friday night through
Saturday afternoon. Rainfall amounts during this time will
generally range from 2 to 4 inches, but training of
thunderstorms may result in significantly higher amounts.

* Heavy rain falling in a short period of time will result in
rapidly rising water levels along streams and creeks and in
areas of poor drainage. Significant roadway flooding may occur.
It is also important to note that heavy rain will fall over
areas that already received several inches of rain early this
week, so it will not take much for flooding to occur.

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