Flood Watch Issued For Spring Storm System

Bucks County was placed under a flood watch for Thursday as a system forecasted to bring heavy rain moved into the area.

The weather system is expected to bring 1 to 2 inches of rain with isolated amounts closer to 3 inches in some areas. The rain showers and thunderstorms began moving in early Thursday and will continue through the day, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters warn that the already wet ground along with swollen streams and Delaware River will increase the risk for flooding. The weather system is the third rain event in the last week.

The National Weather Service hydrograph forecast shows the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek will remain below flood level but higher than average following the weather system.

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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001