Heavy Rainfall Prompts Flash Flood Warning

A Flood watch has been extended until 8 a.m. Saturday

A Flood watch has been extended until 8 a.m. Saturday

Although rainfall for the month is substantially above normal in Philadelphia, and more than 5 inches above for the year, the streams and rivers aren't particularly scary looking.

Flash flooding can not be ruled out, but the primary concern is flooding of small streams and low-lying areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City from 4 p.m. Tuesday through 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement by Ocean City officials. In some areas, rivers are expected to remain above flood stage for days, if not weeks, as the snowmelt continues. Many of our local waterways and creeks will likely experience some flooding, so keep kids away. We will return to a set up that supports more afternoon and evening storms, kind of like we experienced earlier this week.

Forecasters say rainfall could total up to one inch in areas of central Allegheny County, including parts of Interstate 79 and the Parkway North.

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He did not anticipate river flooding to be an issue this week.

The River Center forecasts the level at Little Falls to pass the flood stage of 10 feet Friday and to crest between Saturday and Sunday at 13.6 feet which is a moderate flood level.

Predictions call for some minor flooding with the river expected to rise to near the flood stage Wednesday afternoon, he said.

12 inches of water can float a small auto.

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