PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Parts of the Philadelphia area are under flood warnings as a storm system moves through the region. The entire area except central and lower Delaware are under a flash flood watch until 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The following counties are under a flood warning until noon:
- Northeastern Ocean County and southern Monmouth County.
The following counties are under a flood warning until 3 p.m.:
- North Central Ocean County, Monmouth County, and Middlesex County.
The following counties are under a flood warning until 4:15 p.m.:
- Northampton County, eastern Carbon County, and Monroe County in Pennsylvania.
The following counties are under a flash flood watch until 5 p.m.:
- Mercer and Burlington Counties in New Jersey; and
- Lower Bucks County in Pennsylvania.
The National Weather Service said between three and five inches of rain fell in these areas. Across the South Jersey area, between two and four inches fell.
There is currently a lull right now and the storm will only produce scattered showers into the afternoon. As the storm stalls offshore, it will produce bands of steady or heavier rain across the area through much of the night.
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency beginning at 8 p.m. Monday ahead of the severe weather.
“The anticipated Nor’easter storm is forecasted to bring significant flash flooding, coastal flooding, and wind gusts across New Jersey,” Murphy said in a statement. “Residents should stay off the roads, remain vigilant, and follow all safety protocols.”
In preparation for the Nor’easter, I’m declaring a State of Emergency beginning at 8:00 PM tonight.
Severe weather conditions will impact the state starting tonight through the next several days.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 25, 2021
Several areas of low pressure are circling our area and periods of rain will continue today. Winds will be gusting up to 25 mph and temperatures will remain steady in the low 60s all day.
By Wednesday morning, spotty showers will end and partly sunny skies are possible by afternoon.
Thursday will be a pleasant, seasonal day as weak high pressure moves in. Another storms system will move in with periods of rain through Saturday.
No spooky Sunday forecast! Halloween looks dry and partly sunny.
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