Get ready for a stormy weekend in New Jersey as rain showers are expected for the next three days, accompanied by the potential for severe thunderstorms and flash flooding. The state has already experienced a line of thunderstorms earlier today, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings that have since expired.
The National Weather Service predicts more widespread rain starting around midday today, initially affecting areas along and northwest of I-95 before gradually moving southeast and tapering off later in the evening. There is a chance of stronger storms forming, which could bring gusty winds and hail.
However, forecasters are uncertain about the exact locations where the most intense storms may develop. Unlike the high temperatures in the 90s seen on Thursday, today’s temperatures will reach the mid-80s, providing some relief.
Saturday appears to be the better day of the weekend, with a dry first half expected before possible showers and thunderstorms develop in the afternoon. Daytime temperatures will reach the upper 80s before cooling down to the 70s at night.
On Sunday, heavy rain is anticipated from late morning into the evening, increasing the risk of flooding. There is a slight chance of excessive rainfall in northern New Jersey and other areas. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s, creating a tropical atmosphere before the onset of showers and thunderstorms.
AccuWeather.com has also expressed concerns about flooding in New Jersey, stating that there is a possibility of flash flooding affecting cities from Philadelphia to New York City over the weekend.
Fortunately, Monday will bring a break from the rain, offering sunny skies and highs near 90 degrees. However, another round of rain is expected Monday night into Tuesday.
Stay prepared and stay safe during this stormy weekend in New Jersey.