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Flood Watch: 1-3 Inches of Rain Likely in Palmer-Forks Thursday

Brace yourself for another very soggy day as a strong low pressure system brings heavy rain to Palmer-Forks Thursday into Thursday night.

Flood Watch: 1-3 Inches of Rain Likely in Palmer-Forks Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for 10 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday for Northampton County as a strong low pressure system brings us another day of heavy rain.

Expect one to three inches of rain Thursday into Thursday night from showers and thunderstorms. The high will be near 74.

The Weather Service says it won't take much rain to produce flooding since creeks and streams are already high from rain we had Monday and last Friday.

If you see high water or flooding in your area, tell us in the comments section below and post your photos to this story.

Anyone familiar with Forks and Palmer Townships knows that the Bushkill Creek has a tendency to flood. And that spillover impacts Bushkill Drive.

Meanwhile, water runoff usually causes the end of Zucksville Road at Bushkill Drive to flood, usually shutting Zucksville Road and sending motorists scurrying for detours. 

In fact, Forks Public Works Director Mark Roberts said that the area is Flood Zone Numero Uno.

This past weekend, the signs were posted regarding the section of the road's closure. And it will probably be again Thursday.

Bushkill Park along Bushkill Drive tends to flood too.

A Palmer-Forks Patch Facebook friend also pointed out the Newlins Mill Road west of Sullivan Trail in Forks is a primary flood spot.

Forecasters expect a significant rise in the Delaware River but it should stay within its banks.

The storm system will affect New Jersey, Delaware and northeastern Maryland in addition to eastern Pennsylvania.

The weather should improve Friday with partly sunny skies.

Expect sunny or partly sunny days this weekend with highs in the upper 70s.

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