Storm Threatens New Hope-Lambertville Area With Heavy Rain, Strong Winds

More rain and winds are on the way.

Rain falling in the area. File photo.
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Central Bucks County and Hunterdon County are preparing for a new storm system is set to hit the region starting Friday evening.

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for the area.

Forecasters are calling for half an inch to 1.5 inches of rain expected from Friday evening into Saturday morning. The heaviest rain is predicted to hit between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., with northern New Jersey and upstate Pennsylvania likely to experience even higher rainfall totals.

Strong wind gusts reaching 40 to 50 mph are also forecasted for Friday night.

Despite another storm hitting the area, the National Weather Service has not forecasted any flooding along the Delaware River in New Hope Borough, the City of Lambertville, or Solebury Township.

“Between 0.5 to 1.5 inches of new rain Friday night will exacerbate preexisting flooding and may lead to new flooding of smaller streams and creeks across northern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, and the I-95 urban corridor,” the National Weather Service stated.

Forecasters said the already saturated soils which could lead to urban and small stream flooding.

Forecasters noted that the upcoming flooding is unlikely to be as widespread or severe as the last storm on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The latest storm comes during an already wet month for the region.

Philadelphia has already recorded 3.18 inches of rain in January and three weeks remain in the month

As of this week, the area has already surpassed the monthly average of 3.13 inches.

Following the weekend rain event, forecasters are tracking the potential for a snowstorm Monday night into Tuesday.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.

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