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Warm Rain, Snowmelt Lead to Flooding Across Region

A Flood Watch and a Dense Fog Advisory remain in effect for parts of our area. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Sheena Parveen has the details. (Published Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016)

A Flood Watch will remain in effect for our area until Thursday afternoon as a combination of rain and melting snow from warm temperatures continues to cause flooding throughout the region.

Flooding occurred in poor drainage areas, streets and creeks Wednesday night while minor to moderate river flooding is expected Thursday across portions of the Schuylkill River.

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The rain caused heavy traffic, delays and minor accidents during the evening commute Wednesday. After the rain moved out, fog remained. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for the North and West suburbs until 7 a.m. Thursday with visibility 1/4 mile or less. The fog is especially thick in areas that still have snow cover so be careful driving.

Our rain totals on Wednesday were not particularly large with less than an inch falling throughout the region. However, when you combine that rain with the melted snow, it’s not difficult for the rivers to start rising or for there to be localized street flooding.

As of now, most of our rivers are forecasted to be close to flood stage, but not above it. One exception is the Schuylkill in Norristown, which is expected to crest nearly one foot above flood stage. That could cause flooding problems in West Conshohocken and West Norriton.

Photo credit: NOAA

The Flood Watch will remain in effect until Thursday afternoon for the following counties in our area:

  • New Caslte County
  • Camden County
  • Gloucester County
  • Mercer County
  • Northwestern Burlington County
  • Salem County
  • Berks County
  • Delaware County
  • Chester County
  • Montgomery County
  • Lehigh County
  • Bucks County
  • Philadelphia

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