Tropical Storm Fay Hitting Lower Bucks With Flash Flood Warning

An elevated home survives flooding. Photo via Bucks County Government 2019.

Tropical storm Fay will be moving up the coast of New Jersey today, bringing rain, wind, and thunderstorms throughout the Philadelphia region, including Lower Bucks.

This will continue all day long and into the evening, bringing two to four inches of rain.
There is a flash flood watch in effect for the Lower Bucks area now through 8 p.m., though the National Weather Service says wind damage should be limited.

A report from the NWS Philadelphia/Mount Holley office states “heavy rain remains the primary hazard with Tropical Storm Fay.” Current forecasts indicate winds will stay between 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Anyone still planning a trip to the Jersey shore should know isolated tornadoes are possible from Atlantic City and all the way up the coast.

Residents who live in areas susceptible to flash flooding should stay aware of the situation as it develops. The NWS has issued the following related information:

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued for your area.