Wednesday Overview: More Heavy Rain and Possible Thunderstorms Through Tonight

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:

  • Rain will end late tonight or early Thursday morning, as the cold front moves the region.
  • More clearing is expected during the day on Thursday with highs in the middle 50s.
  • More seasonably chilly weather settles into region for Friday with highs in the upper 40s.

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