Mercer County

Flash flood watch issued for Mercer County ahead of Tropical storm Elsa

MERCER, NJ. From Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Tropical Storm Elsa will move across portions of DelMarVa, New Jersey, and eastern PA Thursday night, bringing heavy rainfall to the region. Expected rainfall totals across DelMarVa and New Jersey range from 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts up to 5 inches possible. Further west of the I-95 corridor could expect to see 1-2 inches, with locally higher amounts to 3 inches possible. Heavy rain in short periods of time will cause the potential for streams and creeks to quickly rise out of their banks as well as the potential for flash flooding in urban areas.

More information to come as Tropical Storm Elsa moves closers New Jersey.

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