MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Piscataway and the surrounding areas from 2 pm this afternoon through this evening.

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to our region this afternoon into early evening. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected for some areas, with local amounts up to 3 to 4 inches possible, according to the NWS.

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

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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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