ELIZABETH, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch to be in effect for Union County Area from noon until late Tuesday evening.

According to the NWS, a slow-moving frontal system will bring numerous showers and thunderstorms that have the potential to bring torrential downpours with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. 

These types of rainfall rates will cause urban and poor drainage flooding, with potential for flash flooding in areas affected by multiple successive thunderstorms. Additionally, rapid water level rises can occur on flashy small rivers and streams in basins affected by this activity.

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