Wildwood Flash Flood Watch Is In Effect
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most New Jersey counties through late tonight as a slow-moving front and low pressure system will influence our weather. Showers and thunderstorms later today and tonight may produce heavy rain, tapering off after midnight. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until 6 PM Thursday for Atlantic coastal waters. Rip current risk at beaches remains high through this evening.
Impacts to New Jersey
Heavy rainfall brings the risk of flash flooding. Rainfall rates of 1” to 2” per hour are possible and may cause flooding in urban areas, roadways, areas with poor drainage, and small creeks and streams. Today’s seas of 4 to 7 feet with wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots may create hazardous conditions for boaters, and rip currents can create dangerous swimming conditions.
-NEVER walk, bike, or drive through flooded areas. Obey traffic barriers. Water may be deeper than you think!
-Move vehicles to higher ground.
-Use caution on the roads. Take it slow and obey posted speed limits.
-Severe weather can cause power outages. Know how to report a power outage to your utility company. Go to http://ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/public-utilities.shtml for public utility information.
Stay tuned to our local weather! those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly http://www.weather.gov/phi/.
For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY http://www.weather.gov/okx/.
Always be prepared! Visit ready.nj.gov today!
Be sure to check the Marine Forecast before leaving the dock! Visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/east/phimz.htm for more info!
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