Tropical Storm Elsa prompts Flash Flood Watch for Berks County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Food Watch in anticipation of Topical Storm Elsa hitting the region. Areas that may see flooding include urban and poor-drainage areas and near vulnerable small creeks and streams.

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for portions of Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton Counties through Friday morning.

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Heavy rainfall will develop over portions of eastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa through this afternoon. The area will see 1 to 2 inches of rain with locally higher amounts at that time. Another 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected with Tropical Storm Elsa tonight into early Friday morning.

Heavy rain in a short period of time may cause streams and creeks to rise quickly out of their banks and there is the potential for flash flooding in areas of poor drainage.

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