The Newtown area will see the impacts of a major coastal storm Sunday and Monday.
In advance of the wet and windy weather, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory for Bucks County and the entire region.
“Smaller streams may rise rapidly and overflow their banks. Roadways may quickly become flooded and impassable. Drains area wide may become clogged from leaf debris,” meteorologists said in a briefing package issued Sunday morning.
The storm could bring more than 1 or 2 inches of rain to the area, possibly causing flash flooding. Forecasters said as much as 6 inches of rain could fall in some parts of the region.
The heaviest of rain is expected to hit Sunday afternoon and evening. As the evening progresses, the wind will pick up and the strongest wind will hit Monday morning. Gusts of up to 50 mph could impact the area.
Forecasters said there is an “elevated” risk of strong winds throughout the region.
The rain will ease abnormally dry conditions that have plagued the area, U.S. Drought Monitor that is maintained by the University of Nebraska.