OCTOBER NOR’EASTER: Windy conditions linger across NJ as rain tapers off
Windy conditions are expected Wednesday across New Jersey as heavy rain tapers off.
News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Dave Curren says that winds gusts of 30-40 mph are possible in some areas of the state. These strong wind gusts have the potential to cause property damage and power outages.
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The heavy rain may also cause localized road flooding and local rivers to overflow their banks. Curren says that this is especially true along the Millstone River and the northern branch of the Raritan River. Drivers are urged to avoid flooded roads.
Wednesday will see considerable cloudiness and temperatures near 60 degrees. Wednesday may not see any rain, but some of the rivers may crest - causing additional flooding. Wednesday night will see a few clouds, with low temperatures around 49 degrees.
Thursday will see mostly sunny skies with some clouds developing in the afternoon. High temperatures will be around 61 degrees. Thursday night will see partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low-50s.
Curren says that a storm system similar to the one that just passed through will develop by Friday afternoon, into Saturday. But he says that it won’t be as intense. Friday will start off cloudy, with the occasional rain shower by the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the upper-50s.
Saturday morning will see steady light rain, with showers continuing into the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the mid-60s. The rain is expected to clear by Saturday night.
Halloween will start off mostly cloudy, with some clearing by the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the low- to mid-60s. The nighttime hours will see clear skies with lows around 51 degrees.