Rain Continues, Flooding During Nor'easter

A nor'easter bringing heavy rain, high winds, flooding and even some snow is moving into our area.

A coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday for areas along the Jersey Shore and Delaware. Residents in those areas should expect minor flooding around high tide, which will occur between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

A flood watch continues into the late evening Tuesday for New Castle, Somerset, Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Ocean, Atlantic and Burlington counties in New Jersey; parts of Chester, Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and New Castle County, Delaware.

Heavy rains, high winds and tidal flooding forced officials to close schools in Ocean City, New Jersey Tuesday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday for the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, Trenton and parts of Southeastern Pennsylvania, with the exception of Philadelphia and Delaware counties. The same advisory is in place for Lancaster County and western parts of Pennsylvania until 1 p.m.

A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow began falling in those areas overnight, while the Philadelphia area started to experience downpours early Tuesday morning. The heaviest rainfall began to move past the Delaware Valley during the morning rush hour, but precipitation and strong winds will continue throughout Tuesday.

Flooding is also possible in some areas as two to three inches of rain are expected to fall in the region. Motorists are urged to use caution as water pooled on area roadways early Tuesday morning.

A wind advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday with wind gusts up to 45 mph expected.

Heavy rain with totals near or above two inches is expected in our area throughout the day. The heavy rain is expected to lead to flooding in poor drainage areas as well as rises in creeks and rivers.

After the storm moves north toward New England, cold air will move in which will cause the rain to change to snow Wednesday.

Scattered snow showers are possible for suburbs north and west of Philadelphia, however the city is unlikely to see much snow.

The dip in temperatures may cause slippery spots along area roadways Wednesday.

The heaviest snow will fall in the Poconos where a Winter Storm Watch will be in effect Monday night through Wednesday morning. Six inches of snow or more is possible for those areas during that period, as well as a tenth of an inch of ice.

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