The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hunterdon County. Showers and some thunderstorms are expected to become more numerous tonight and continue through Wednesday and Wednesday night. A tropical airmass will support areas of very heavy rain, especially where showers and thunderstorms move over the same area. Rainfall amounts over 1 inch in an hour will be possible, and any training of heavy showers will lead to even higher amounts. Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to rapidly rising water and flash flooding, particularly in urban areas and along small creeks and streams.


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.