Flash Flood watch remains in effect until 8 p.m.

Staff Report

Staff Report


WILMINGTON — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Another round of thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon. Storms that form will have the potential to be strong to severe. Damaging winds, severe hail, and an isolated tornado are all possible today. In addition heavy rain may lead to flash flooding issues.

Occasional showers and thunderstorms are expected across the area this afternoon into this evening. Some of the storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall, with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches in an hour possible. With the ground already nearly saturated additional heavy rain could lead to flash flooding.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

A flash flood watch means that flooding of small streams, creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. People in the watch area should keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur or a flash flood warning be issued.