Flash flood watch in effect for the Princeton region Wednesday morning through Thursday

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a flash flood watch for Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties in New Jersey and Bucks County, Pa., effective Wednesday morning through Thursday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, the remnants of Hurricane Ida will pass through the region Wednesday through Wednesday night. Periods of heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms are possible. Some areas could receive three to six inches of rain between Tuesday night and Thursday morning. The ground in some areas located in the flood watch zone is already wet from recent storms. The rain could lead to flash flooding in some areas, and water is likely to cover some roads, especially in low-lying areas. Moderate to major flooding is possible along rivers, and adjacent roads and buildings.

A flash flood watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising floodwaters could quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

Monitor the weather forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding, and be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued for your area.