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Flood Watch is Now a Flood Warning

National Weather Service says up to two inches of rain has fallen and at least another inch expected.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for urban areas and small streams across the Lehigh Valley, including Bethlehem, until 9:45 p.m.

According to the weather service up to two inches of rain has already fallen in the warning area and another one or two inches of rain is expected tonight.

In Bethlehem, this means many areas near the Monocacy Creek are likely to flood, as it had during three separate storms in a little more than the last month.

The weather service had already issued a flood watch for this area, which is to continue until Saturday.

The weather service is advising everyone to be especially careful at night when it is harder to recognize flood conditions. “If flooding is observed, act quickly,” the service advises. “Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising.”

Rain has forced at least one schedule adjustment for the , which moved its Haggis Eating Contest from the Highland Field to the Tavern Tent.

So far, the rain has not prompted a change to the schedule for the four Bethlehem area high school football teams.

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