The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our region. The Watch begins at 12 Noon on Monday, June 17thand runs through the late evening hours.
Torrential downpours are possible during thunderstorms today. Not every community at the shore will experience these storms, but when they occur, heavy rain is expected that may cause street flooding in some areas of our community. Continue to monitor 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
Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 403 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2019
Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Including the city of Ocean City 403 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2019
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the * Flash Flood Watch for coastal Cape May County. * From noon EDT today through late tonight
* Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop and move through the region this afternoon and evening. The environment will be favorable for torrential rainfall with these storms. Additionally, storms may begin to track over the same locations as a very slow-moving front allows for the redevelopment of storms in similar locations over time. There is potential for one to three inches of rain in a very short period of time where the strongest storms occur.
* Flash flooding is possible where the strongest storms develop and persist. Flooding in urban and poor-drainage areas is likely if torrential downpours occur. Rises on small creeks and streams are possible as well.
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.