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Heavy Rain That Could Bring Flooding Expected


A rainy end to the work week and start to the weekend is expected by forecasters.

According to the National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly, New Jersey, Office, a “significant” rain event that will begin Thursday night and continue through Saturday. The heaviest rain is forecasted for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency meteorologist Jeff Jumper tweeted a map that indicated Lower Bucks County could see 2 to 3 inches of rain.

Forecasters warn the storm system could cause flooding of creeks, streams and area with poor drainage, especially in areas impacted by last weekend’s heavy rains.

On Friday afternoon, there is a heightened risk of strong winds and hail.

No watches or warnings were issued as of Thursday morning, but a Hazardous Weather Outlook was posted ahead of the weathers system.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

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: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001