Delawareans should brace for a strong storm surge full of severe thunderstorms, hail and isolated tornadoes on Monday.
Late tonight and tomorrow morning, the First State will likely see moderate to heavy rain around one to two inches, if not higher in some areas, with the chance of some street flooding.
The heaviest overnight rain will likely be in the northern part of the state, but these storms are likely to cover the whole state.
Strong winds up to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour will start blowing through after sunrise and through the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly.
Likely in the afternoon, Delaware could see severe thunderstorms with wind gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour. With those thunderstorms could come large hail and isolated tornadoes.
The strong winds starting in the morning could cause widespread power outages, and the thunderstorms could cause further damage, according to NWS.
"It's a pretty big event," said Valerie Meola, meteorologist with the NWS in Mt. Holly. "It's going to be windy everywhere, whether you're on land or water."
The Delaware Bay and the coastal waters will likely see strong winds as well — likely around 55 to 65 mile-per-hour winds, if not higher — throughout Monday.
"if you have anything outside that could potentially blow around ... secure it as best as you can," Meola said. "Be prepared."
She added that Delawareans should make sure they have a safe place to go in their home, especially through the afternoon and evening.
The storms are expected to subside by Monday evening, when it will be a little windy but relatively quiet, Meola said.