Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Chester (PAC029) Pennsylvania Issued by the National Weather Service

Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Watch - Chester County (Pennsylvania)

Updated:   Fri 19-Apr-19 08:58pm EDT

Effective: Fri 19-Apr-19 08:58pm EDT

Expires:   Sat 20-Apr-19 10:00am EDT

Severity:  Severe

Urgency:   Expected

Certainty: Possible

Status:   Actual

Type:     Alert

Category: Met

Areas affected:

Berks; Carbon; Delaware; Eastern Chester; Eastern Montgomery; Lehigh; Lower Bucks; Monroe; Northampton; Philadelphia; Upper Bucks; Western Chester; Western Montgomery


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.

Message summary:

...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 the area tonight into saturday morning. Areas of 1 to 2 inches of rain can be expected with local amounts up to 3 inches possible.

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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone PAC029

Map showing how the NWS has divided Chester County into East and West sections for providing weather information.