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Forecasters Warn Of Overnight Severe Weather, Heavy Rain Threat


Lower Bucks County is facing threats of heavy rain and potential severe weather Sunday night into Monday morning.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, New Jersey said Lower Bucks County is under an “enhanced” risk of “damaging wind gusts” and “widespread ponding on roadways likely with urban and small stream flooding.” The storms are expected to also bring a chance of isolated tornadoes across the region.

The storms carry the threat of winds that can take down trees and power lines overnight, forecasters said.

With recent rain, the saturated ground is more susceptible to flash flooding.

“Windy conditions are expected Monday, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph possible. These gusts could hamper any clean-up efforts and knock down additional trees, especially any damaged in the overnight storms,” forecasters said.

The National Weather Service advised residents that severe weather at night can be more dangerous because most people are asleep.


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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