Weather Alerts for Kent MD

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch
KENT MD

Areas Affected:
Cecil - Kent
Effective: Fri, 6/5 2:00pm Updated: Fri, 6/5 11:51am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 6/6 12:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch 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. In New Jersey, Atlantic, Burlington, Camden,
Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth,
Ocean, Salem, Somerset, and Warren. In Pennsylvania, Berks,
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and
Philadelphia.
* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through this evening
* Thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon in
southeastern Pennsylvania into northern and central New Jersey.
The strongest storms will be capable of producing locally heavy
rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches in as little as an hour.
Additionally, storm motions today will be slow, and storms may
train over the same areas. As a result, instances of flash
flooding are possible in the watch area.
* In the areas of heaviest rainfall, flash flooding of small
creeks and streams, poor-drainage areas, and urban areas may
occur between mid afternoon and late this evening.

Information:
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.