The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and all of the southern New Jersey shore region. The Watch is in effect through Saturday morning.A front will be pushing through our region Friday evening which may produce showers. After nightfall, thunderstorms are possible, especially during the overnight hours, with some showers remaining through the morning hours on Saturday. There is the potential for one to two inches of rain during this storm event.
Exercise caution while driving, especially at night. If you live on a street that is prone to flooding during rain events, consider moving your car off the street or to another section of the Borough. It is advisable to bring any objects that are prone to strong winds inside, including patio umbrellas. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.
Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:
Flash Flood Watch
Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 316 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING… The Flash Flood Watch continues 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, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Northwestern Burlington, Salem, Southeastern Burlington, and Warren. In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western Montgomery.
* Through Saturday morning
* Showers and some thunderstorms, locally heavy, will move across eastern Pennsylvania and far western New Jersey early this evening. 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/PREPAREDNESS 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. &&