National Weather Service issues flash flood watch for Medford Township

The flash flood watch is in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon until 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Medford Township and much of the surrounding region for Tuesday as severe thunderstorms are expected to impact the area later today.

The flash flood watch is in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon until 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to NWS forecasts, a line of intense thunderstorms is expected to move into the area from the northwest late this afternoon and evening. Storms may repeatedly move over the same areas, especially during the evening hours.

Localized rainfall of one to three inches is likely where this occurs and the repeated rainfall could lead to flash flooding.

The areas of greatest risk are poor-drainage and urban locations, where rapid runoff may cause localized flash flooding. Quickly responding creeks and streams may also experience flooding in areas receiving the heaviest rainfall.

The storms are expected to move through the area during or just after the evening commute. Motorists should be prepared for torrential downpours and potential flooding as the storms move through.