MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Piscataway and the surrounding area from 7 pm this evening through 1 am Sunday.

Showers and thunderstorms producing heavy downpours will develop again this evening and continue through early tomorrow morning, according to the NWS.

Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to rapidly rising water and flash flooding, particularly in urban areas and along small creeks and streams.

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The NWS advises drivers to turn around...do not drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles, states the NWS.

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