The National Weather Service is warning residents in Lower Bucks to prepare for possible flash floods Wednesday evening.
“Thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast to move through the region this evening. Given the very saturated soils from recent heavy rain events, additional brief heavy rainfall of one to two inches may quickly lead to flooding of flood prone and other low-lying areas due to rapid runoff.”
The Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday through 2 a.m. Thursday.
Current forecasts show the storms may begin between 8 p.m. and midnight Wednesday. They’ll turn to just rain and continue through Thursday morning.
Unlike some previous intense storms in the area, tornadoes are not likely. Wind gusts this evening are expected to only reach 25 miles per hour.
The flash flood warning is also in effect for the surrounding area. This could make travel unsafe.
As of noon Wednesday, NWS Mount Holly is recommending people to “monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.”