Flash flood, severe thunderstorm watches issued

The forecast predicts heavy showers and thunderstorms will lead to torrential rainfall of up to 2 inches within an hour across the region during Monday's evening commute.

Thunderstorms with heavy rain are becoming widespread across Central Virginia, but the activity is very disorganized.

A flash flood watch is in effect until midnight for central, northern and southwestern New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, northern DE and northeastern Maryland.

The area of Upstate New York highlighted in yellow is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. today.

The Met Service says atmospheric conditions will remain unstable and deteriorating weather conditions are expected to persist across the island through to tomorrow morning. For Tuesday through Saturday, hazardous weather is not expected at this time.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible with localized totals of 3 to 5 inches possible. After a partly sunny start to the day, it will become mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms developing. The organization warned that flash flooding is risky and that residents should be prepared to take safety measures.

"A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring", NWS said. Flash flooding is ongoing with several roads under flowing or standing water.

As the strongest storms arrive Monday afternoon, you can count on us to have live updates on-air and online. Monday's high will be around 78 degrees.

  • Leroy Wright