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NJ weather: Flash flooding tonight, snow possible next week



A video of the Huge waves and strong winds captured in the Seaside Heights
Doug Hood, Asbury Park Press

A flash flood is in effect for the central and northern New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast beyond tonight is not much better, including the possibility of the first snow flurries of the season next week.

Tonight's low-pressure system is expected to be a prolific rainmaker, promising more stormy than any other storm so far this fall, including the nor'easter than brushed New Jersey on Oct. 27. Watch the video above for a powerful reminder of that storm.

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The NWS projects light to moderate will start this afternoon and reach peak strength between 7 and 11 p.m.

"Although the system is quick, it is a short time frame," reads today's guidance from the New York City's weather service office, which covers much of northern New Jersey.

The flood watch begins at 6 p.m. and extends from Monmouth County through the Bergen and Hudson counties all the way to the southernmost tip of Maine.

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Here's a look at some rainfall totals, in inches, that the weather is predicting by sunrise on Saturday:

  • Ridgewood: 1.47
  • Jersey City: 1.63
  • Morristown: 1.66
  • New Brunswick: 1.43
  • Atlantic Highlands: 1.19
  • Freehold: 1.11
  • Trenton: 1.23
  • Toms River: 1.16
  • Cherry Hill: 1.13
  • Surf City: 1.07
  • Vineland: 1.09
  • Atlantic City: 0.95
  • Cape May: 0.85

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Unfortunately, the weather does not improve after the rain tapers off overnight.

Wind gusts could reach 40 mph, with the strongest winds found near the coast, on Saturday.

Forecasters are anticipating a low-pressure system, dropping temperatures into the high 20s on Saturday night.

This leaves us in New Jersey with highs in the mid-40s on Veterans Day and low temperatures

It will warm up some on Monday. On Tuesday, temperatures will plunge again but the weather will remain, leaving the possibility of the first snow or sleet for much of New Jersey since last winter.

No accumulation is expected.

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