The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Borough of Avalon for Thursday, June 20th, through the late evening/early overnight hours of Friday morning.
The next 24 hours provides the best opportunity this week for the development of showers and thunderstorms that may develop anytime Thursday afternoon through the early overnight hours on Friday morning. These storms may produce a good amount of rainfall in a very short period of time that may result in street flooding. Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets for updates as Flash Flood Warnings may be necessary. Even though storms may not develop in every community in our region, conditions are favorable for development of heavy showers and storms.
If you see lightning, or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately. Follow all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol. If you have any emergency, please call 911. If the forecast worsens and you live in an area of our community prone to street flooding from heavy rain, consider moving your vehicle to another location. Avalon has developed a flood risk map for guidance purposes
Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch issued Thursday morning, June 20th, by the National Weather Service:
Flash Flood Watch
Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 613 AM EDT Thu Jun 20 2019
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northern Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in northern Delaware, New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Cecil and Kent MD. In New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern Burlington, Sussex, Warren, and Western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western Montgomery. * Through late tonight
* The showers and some thunderstorms over southeast Pennsylvania and across parts of southern New Jersey that resulted in flash flooding have lifted to the north and are weakening. Flash Flood Warnings are being converted to Flood Warnings, and these Flood Warnings will be in place for most of today. * Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and tonight. Heavy rainfall will develop once again with as much as an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain in a short time. Flash flooding are likely once again, and it will not take much additional rainfall to result in flash flooding over already flooded areas.
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. 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.