FROM HUNTERDON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – Severe Thunderstorm and poor drainage flood potential on Tuesday

Locations affected:  Eastern PA, Maryland eastern Shore, and particularly NJ and DE.

Hazardous Weather: Strong thunderstorms embedded in bands of heavy showers may produce small areas of damaging wind.  Associated torrential rainfall is likely to produce brief poor drainage flooding near any leaf clogged storm drains.  Generally, 1 to 2 inches of rain is forecast with the heaviest rain amounts…isolated around 3 inches possibly occurring in northern New Jersey and adjacent northeast PA.

Timing: Beginning eastern PA and e MD just before daybreak Tuesday with the primary emphasis and greater likelihood of occurrence shifting to NJ and DE midday and afternoon.

Impacts: Power outages if branches or trees are knocked down by any 50-60 MPH wind gusts. Travel delays and possible detours around any poor drainage street floodingespecially northern NJ.   

Confidence on occurrence: Average for any damaging thunderstorms; Above average for poor drainage street flooding. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. The next briefing will be issued by 4PM this afternoon.

Regards,

NWS Mount Holly

Brayden J. Fahey, Coordinator

Hunterdon County Dept. of Public Safety
Office of Emergency Management