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Multiple Flash Flood Warnings issued

16 April 2018

A flash flood watch for most of the Mountain State has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), with particular attention being paid to the eastern mountains.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

A flash flood watch continues for Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Upper Bucks and other Pennsylvania counties until 6 p.m. this evening.

Over the last several hours, the heaviest rainfall, flooding and lightning have been occurring in the lower Puna area including Hawaiian Beaches, Pāhoa, and Hawaiian Paradise Park.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

A Freezing Rain warning has been placed throughout much of the area, with Environment Canada projecting ice build-up of 10 to 20 millimeters across the region by Sunday morning, with some areas possibly receiving more than 20 millimeters of freezing rain. Meteorologists say those temperatures will slowly fall off this afternoon, and drop all the way into the low to mid 30s tonight for the Lehigh Valley and points north. It will be chilly Monday and Tuesday until a warm front moves in on Wednesday.

The rain is being blamed for a series of motor vehicle accidents around the region.

Multiple Flash Flood Warnings issued