Up to 2 inches of precipitation is possible through Saturday night, with locally higher amounts possible. This has resulted in a Flood Watch being issued for the state through the evening hours. Instead, the watch expired as scheduled.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
News 12 meteorologists say moderate to heavy rain will continue throughout the morning and scattered showers are expected to linger into the afternoon. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. "Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties".
Excessive runoff could be possible, which would lead to flooding in poor drainage areas, the National Weather Service says.
Flash Flood Watches are in effect for much of the area, Flash Flood Warnings are posted in several counties, and Coastal Flood Statements apply to a few counties.
Once the threat of heavy rain moves away from the Lehigh Valley by mid-day, there's a slight chance of showers continuing into Saturday night.