The National Weather Service has updated its flood warning to extend until 10 a.m. Monday for Southwestern Pennsylvania. Bands of showers and thunderstorms could produce 1 to 3 inches of rain, with locally higher totals along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge.
The amount of rain could lead to flash flooding, particularly in urban and poor drainage areas.
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A strong cold front will approach the area from the west this afternoon and pass across the region tonight.
The area of the flood watch includes the following counties Alamance, Anson, Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson. Rapidly rising flood waters may inundate roadways quickly.
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Flash flood watches are scheduled to begin between midnight and 2 a.m. for parts of Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Burlington, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Essex, Bergen, Union and Hudson.
Traveling can be impacted due to torrential downpours and potential flooding as the storms move through, according to the NWS. The second half of the week looks mostly dry and much calmer although there could be a few showers overnight Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
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