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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Update: Flash Flood Watch Continues for Wicomico County

5:30 p.m.

A flash flood watch continues for Wicomico County and surrounding areas this evening as a low pressure system brings wind and rain to the mid-Atlantic coast, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

Pedestrians are encouraged to watch out for falling debris and airborne objects. Motorists should drive carefully.

Rain is expected to last through late tonight with an accumulation of 2-4 inches. Isolated areas could see up to 6 inches. Thunderstorms also are likely.

Winds from 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, are predicted through tonight. Residents should be prepared in the event of power outages. Those living in flood-prone areas should be vigilant in monitoring their surroundings, the NWS said. The storm is forecasted to leave the area early Friday morning, with a chance of showers continuing until 2 p.m.

Salisbury University is working with the Maryland Emergency Management Administration and Wicomico County Emergency Services to monitor the storm closely. Please continue to check the SU Web site and listen to local media for additional information.

11:45 a.m.

Pedestrians are encouraged to watch out for falling debris and airborne objects as a low pressure system continues to bring wind and rain to the mid-Atlantic coast today. Motorists should drive carefully.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Wicomico County and surrounding areas through this evening. A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m.

Rain is expected to last through late tonight with an accumulation of 2-4 inches. Isolated areas could see up to 6 inches. The heaviest precipitation is currently predicted in the afternoon. Thunderstorms also are likely during the afternoon and evening.

Winds from 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, are expected through tonight. Residents should be prepared in the event of power outages, the NWS said. Residents living in flood-prone areas should be vigilant in monitoring their surroundings. The storm is forecasted to leave the area early Friday morning.

Salisbury University is working with the Maryland Emergency Management Administration and Wicomico County Emergency Services to monitor the storm closely. Please continue to check the SU Web site and listen to local media for additional information.

8:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued tornado and flash flood watches for Wicomico County and surrounding areas through this evening, Thursday, September 30, due to a low pressure system impacting the mid-Atlantic coast.

Rain is expected to last throughout the evening with an accumulation of 3-4 inches. Isolated areas could see up to 6 inches of rain. The heaviest precipitation is currently predicted in the afternoon. Thunderstorms are likely, as well, during the afternoon and evening.

Winds from 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 36 mph, are expected through the afternoon. They should taper off by early tomorrow, though gusts of up to 29 mph are possible, along with showers, until approximately 2 p.m. Friday. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully.

Salisbury University is working with the Maryland Emergency Management Administration and Wicomico County Emergency Services to monitor the storm closely. Please continue to check the SU Web site and listen to local media for additional information.

 

Wednesday, September 29

5:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Wicomico County and surrounding areas until Thursday evening, September 30, due to a low pressure system forecasted to have an impact on the mid-Atlantic coast.

This system is not associated with Tropic Storm Nicole.  That storm is not expected to affect the Delmarva Peninsula, NWS reports.

Rain associated with the system is expected to last through Thursday night with an accumulation of 3-4 inches. Isolated areas could see up to six inches. The heaviest precipitation will be from 2 a.m. Thursday to late that night. Thunderstorms are likely Thursday afternoon through the night, with the possibility of tornado conditions.

Winds from 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph are predicted from 2 a.m. Thursday through the evening. The strongest winds will likely be between 7 a.m. and the afternoon. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully.

Salisbury University is working with the Maryland Emergency Management Administration and Wicomico County Emergency Services to monitor the system closely. Please continue to check the SU Web site and listen to local media for additional information.

12:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Wicomico County and surrounding areas until Thursday evening, September 30, due to a tropical depression forecasted to have an impact on the mid-Atlantic coast.

Rain associated with the depression is expected to last throughout Thursday evening with an accumulation of 3-5 inches. Isolated areas could see up to seven inches of rain in passing storm cells, according to NWS. The heaviest precipitation is expected from 2 a.m. Thursday to late that evening. Thunderstorms are likely during the afternoon and evening, with the possibility of tornado conditions. Winds from 20-30 mph are expected, with gusts up to 35 mph. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully.

Salisbury University is working with the Maryland Emergency Management Administration and Wicomico County Emergency Services to monitor the storm closely. Please continue to check the SU Web site and listen to local media for additional information.



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