Berks-Western Chester-Eastern Chester-
Including the cities of Reading, Honey Brook, Oxford,
West Chester, and Kennett Square
137 AM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of east central
Pennsylvania and southeast Pennsylvania, including the
following areas, in east central Pennsylvania, Berks. In
southeast Pennsylvania, Eastern Chester and Western Chester.
* Through this afternoon
* A line of strong thunderstorms is expected to move through the
area early this morning. Widespread rainfall totals of one to
three inches are forecast, with locally higher amounts possible
with the strongest storms. The storms will likely move out of
the area by this afternoon.
* The areas of greatest risk are poor-drainage and urban
locations where rapid runoff may cause localized flash
flooding. Quickly responding small streams may also experience
flooding in areas receiving the heaviest rainfall. The storms
are expected to move through the area just before or during
the morning commute. Motorists should be prepared for
torrential downpours and potential flooding as the storms move
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.