New Jersey has some wet weather approaching for the next few days. According to the National Weather Service, the Garden State is expecting rain downpours and winds up to 60mph this weekend. The heaviest rain is set to begin Friday afternoon to Friday night. The rain will also have wind speeds between 15 to 25 mph. Wind gusts are predicted at 30 to 35 mph through Saturday morning.
“Rain from the first storm will be mainly beneficial, other than the impacting outdoor activities at the start of the weekend,” said AccuWeather forecasters.
Saturday will be mixed throughout the state. South Jersey will dry out, while the northern half will continue with rain through Saturday afternoon. Saturday is expected to have an inch to an inch-and-a-half of rain.
Saturday night, however, should be dry as we move into Sunday morning before the second and “more potent storm arrives,” NJ.com reports. The weather system has not yet reported any specific details on what to expect Sunday but AccuWeather.com is predicting “heavy rain, gusty winds and raw conditions” from late Sunday afternoon through Sunday night.
The second storm is really to begin coming Sunday into Monday. It has the potential to become a “bomb cyclone,” per AccuWeather.
“The storm may draw a narrow plume of tropical moisture that extends from the Caribbean Sea to the Northeast states, which will enhance rainfall rates,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said of this second storm. “Some locations may pick up 3–4 inches of rain in several hours, which would certainly create flooding issues in low-lying and poor drainage areas.”
The rain in New Jersey is the result from a storm off the mid-Atlantic coast, AccuWeather.com says. Windy conditions that could lead to coastal flooding are also a concern.
According to News 12 New Jersey, “Weather clears by the end of next week and temperatures warm into the 70s.”