Flood watch in effect till Tuesday 6 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, and all of New Jersey through Tuesday, 3/30/10 6:00 p.m. Expect 2 to 4 more inches of rain with some areas getting up to 5 inches.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, and all of New Jersey through Tuesday, 3/30/10 6:00 p.m. Expect 2 to 4 more inches of rain with some areas getting up to 5 inches.

    The latest major storm system to hit the area is bringing us yet more rain.
    There’s concern about another round of flooding and coastal erosion in New Jersey.

    With high water levels in streams and rivers from record rainfall in the Garden State during the winter, state climatologist Dave Robinson says  the severity of  flooding depends on just how much rain we get.

    Robinson: If we stay at the low end of the predicted range in the two or three inch range we’ll get away with some lighter flooding. If we get into the three to five and above range, we could be revisiting what we saw earlier this month in rivers and streams across the state.

    The storm is also posing the threat of more beach erosion along the Jersey shore. Robinson says the pattern of frequent storms we’ve seen in recent months is likely to change in April. Meanwhile, emergency response teams are on standby to deal with any flooding problems.

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