Flash Flood Watch issued for Berks, Heavy Rain Expected Saturday Afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the region, including Berks County, from Saturday, July 17, afternoon through late Saturday night.

Thunderstorms with locally heavy rain are expected to affect eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and New Jersey from Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are anticipated in a short amount of time with local amounts up to 3 to 5 inches possible.

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 92. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday night, showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 71. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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