Flash Flood Warning for portions of Atlantic, Cape May counties Thursday morning

     A radar image from 10:00 a.m. Thursday. The warned area is delineated by the green box.

    A radar image from 10:00 a.m. Thursday. The warned area is delineated by the green box.

    Heavy rain from a thunderstorm has spurred forecasters to issue a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Atlantic and Cape May counties Thursday morning.

    Doppler radar estimates that three to four inches of rain have fallen over the warned area, which covers southeastern Atlantic County and northern Cape May County, according to a bulletin issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ. Additional rainfall amounts of an inch are possible. 

    Locations impacted include, but are not limited to, Ocean City, Longport, Ventnor City, Somers Point, Northfield, and Margate City. 

    The warning is set to expire at 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

    “A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warning area, move to higher ground immediately,” the bulletin advises. “Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile.”

    Precipitation is slowly moving toward the northeast at 10:00 a.m. Thursday.

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