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Cars drive through flood waters along Fairmount and California avenues in Atlantic City on Monday. This is a part of the city where water doesn’t drain into the Baltic Avenue Canal.

The risk for roadway, stream and creek flooding from heavy thunderstorms has caused the National Weather Service to place South Jersey in a flash flood watch.

The watch was actually an extension of the original flash flood watch for Monday into early Tuesday morning. This watch will be in effect until 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

In addition to flooding, there is the potential for severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center, a government agency, has placed the region in a level 2 of 5 risk for severe weather, a slight risk. Damaging winds will be the main threat, followed by a low risk of a tornado. 

This is a developing story. Come back for updates. 

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