Flood watch in effect

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a flood watch for portions of New Jersey, including Burlington county, through Friday morning.

Heavy Rain is likely Thursday afternoon and night, with storm totals averaging one to three inches with localized higher totals possible.

The estimated rainfall amounts likely will cause flooding of low-lying areas, as well as cause smaller streams and creeks to rise out of their banks. The runoff could also cause flooding along main stem rivers.

While the heavy rain is expected to be over by Friday morning, the effects from the flooding could linger into the evening.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for additional flooding based on current forecasts.

Residents should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.