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

Flood Watch Flood Watch - Chester County (Pennsylvania)

Updated:   Tue 18-Dec-18 03:16pm EST

Effective: Tue 18-Dec-18 03:16pm EST

Expires:   Fri 21-Dec-18 07:00pm EST

Severity:  Moderate

Urgency:   Future

Certainty: Possible

Status:   Actual

Type:     Alert

Category: Met

Areas affected:

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


A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Message summary:

...flood watch in effect from thursday evening through friday evening...
The national weather service in mount holly has issued a
* flood watch for portions of northeast maryland, northern new jersey, and interior portions of southeast pennsylvania.
* from thursday evening through friday evening
* strong low pressure will impact the area thursday night through friday, resulting in a widespread rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts.
* given the recent heavy rain and how saturated he ground is, this amount of rain will result in flooding of roadways and areas of poor drainage, as well as the potential for significant river flooding.

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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.