Friday, September 23, 2011

Flooding Risks Ahead as Jersey Gets More Rain

High temperatures yesterday were close to my 80 degree forecast. It reached 81 in Newark and Atlantic City. In Trenton, it was 82. The normal high for this time period is about 74 degrees.

Today will be mostly in the 70's because some rain will develop, and it could become heavy at times this afternoon and this evening. There's a floodwatch in effect for today and Saturday for the entire state. One to three inches of rain is expected to fall, perhaps a bit more in spots. That could cause some flooding concerns, especially on highways and smaller streams and creeks.

Rain and showers will be moving through during the night ahead. Statewide lows from the mid 60s to 70s.

Of the two weekend days, Saturday will see the most rain. I'm not sure if there will be much rain around Sunday during the day. Weekend highs upper 70s to perhaps 80, cooler near the ocean.

Ophelia is barley hanging on as a Tropical Storm, and will probably not strengthen much. It's possible it will weaken some in the days ahead.

Have a good weekend!

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