Flash Flood Watch Continued
The National Weather Service has continued Monday's Flash Flood Watch through 10pm Tuesday. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. The continued heavy rains this season has caused flooding in several local roadways and highways, including Route 17 in Paramus and the Maple Avenue Train Trestle in Ridgewood.
National statistics show the majority of flood related deaths occur in vehicles. If you see standing or rushing water in the roadway, turn around, don't drown.
According to the alert, a plume of moisture extending up the east coast will continue to aid the development of heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms through this evening. While an additional one-half to one-inch of rainfall on average is forecasted across the watch area, any showers or thunderstorms repeatedly moving across the same area will have the potential to produce several inches of rainfall. While it is difficult to pinpoint the timing for additional flooding, the heaviest of the rainfall is currently expected later this morning into the afternoon.
For up-to-the-minute alerts, check the National Weather Service's Advisories page for Midland Park. For the current conditions and weekly forecast, check Midland Park's page on NWS.