Heavy Rain, Roadway Flooding Likely Thursday

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The third rainstorm to affect the Saucon Valley area in a week will likely produce some roadway flooding, especially in areas of poor drainage, the National Weather Service warned in a Flood Watch statement issued Wednesday.

Flood Watch Issued, 2-4 Inches of Rain Possible

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Father’s Day 2015 is likely to be a wet one. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for most of eastern Pennsylvania including the Lehigh Valley for Saturday evening through Sunday evening, when moisture from Tropical Storm Bill is forecast to move through the region. According to a statement issued Friday, “heavy rainfall tied to the remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Bill is expected to occur across our region Saturday night through most of Sunday. Rainfall amounts between two to three inches, with locally higher amounts upwards of four inches, may cause flooding along area streams and creeks.” River flooding is not forecast at this time, the weather service said.

Warning Issued, Flash Flooding Reported in Wassergass

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for southwestern Northampton County including Hellertown borough and Lower Saucon Township through 11:30 p.m. Monday. According to a NWS statement, “at 7:25 p.m. Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Two to three inches of rain have already fallen in some areas and more rain is moving in. An additional one to two inches of rain is possible. Flash flooding is expected in areas that receive the heaviest rain.”