More Than 3 Inches Of Rain Dumped On Area

The area dealt with flooding, downed trees, and strong winds.

Lurgan Road on Wednesday. Credit: Upper Makefield police

After several days of rain, the area will see some sunshine in the coming days.

Between Tuesday and Thursday, Lower Bucks County reported more than 3 inches of rain, which caused stream and low-lying area flooding.

Downs trees, wires, and flooding caused River Road, Lurgan Road, and others in Upper Makefield Township to close. Swamp Road in Wrightstown Township was closed for a while due to a downed tree on Wednesday.

The Delaware River in Upper Makefield Township was high, but it did not reach flood stage and is not expected to in the coming days.

Rain falling in Bucks County on Tuesday. Credit: Dan Smith

Further down the river in Bristol Borough, the river spilled its banks and was expected to again on Friday.

The Neshaminy Creek in Wrightstown Township lefts its banks from Wednesday afternoon until early Thursday morning, but no more flooding is expected.

The area received some of the first rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightening on Wednesday afternoon.

Below are rain totals for Lower Bucks County:

  • Bristol – 2.74 inches
  • Croydon – 3.36 inches
  • Newtown – 2.55 inches
  • Northampton Township – 3.19 inches
  • Langhorne – 3.3 inches

Below is the National Weather Service forecast for the coming days:

Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

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