Expect Rain, Wind & Flooding For The Weekend

floodingWeather forecasters said rain and strong winds will hit New Jersey this weekend. A flood watch is in effect for most of the Garden State from Saturday morning through Sunday morning. The National Weather Service said there may be widespread minor and locally moderate tidal flooding and beach erosion along the coast. Forecasters also said heavy rain could cause flooding inland. Forecasters predicted rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches throughout the state, with some areas potentially seeing up to 5 inches, according to Valerie Meola, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

There’s the potential for powerful northeast winds packing gusts up to 50 mph, especially by the coast that could down tree branches and power lines. Southern N.J. has a wind advisory from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, while Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties could see gusts through 7 p.m., Meola said.

New Jersey was hit by three major snow storms in February. Snow melt has left the ground saturated in many areas.

Today, expect about an inch of precipitation, with temperatures in the upper 40s, Meola said. Saturday should see the worst of the rain storm, and temperatures are expected to hover near 50.

The winds and heavy rain is expected to wind down Sunday, but precipitation is expected. High temperatures should stay in the upper 40s to low 50s.

A chance of rain is expected on Monday, with high temperatures rising to the low to mid 50s. Star Ledger

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  1. Maybe all of the rain and flooding will wash away the garbage found in neighborhoods not picked up by DPW.
    The receptionist is going to love that phone call….

  2. Maybe people should pick their garbage up instead of letting it fly all over. Remember people passing thru this town see this mess and form opinions about the people of the town not their public works dept

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