A large complex storm system continues to impact the region today. Some patchy and dense fog from early this morning has now given away more rainfall as another warm front moving slowly northward over the region this afternoon. Rain will likely fall heavy at times, leading to some minor flooding in poor drainage or low-lying areas. Despite the rain, temperatures will gradually rise into upper 50s to middle 60s over the region this evening, winds becoming more southerly.
Then a cold front will begin approaching the region early tonight. Models show more lift and instability increasing ahead of this front the during the evening hours. This might a support a line of thunderstorms that could contain very heavy downpours and some gusty winds later this evening. Rainfall totals could exceed over 1.00″ again. Currently the Storm Prediction Center has issued a marginal risk for a few thunderstorms with isolated damaging wind gusts over Central and Southern NJ this evening. Some other highlights over the next few days: