FAIRFIELD - Relief from flooding that closed roads and forced dozens of evacuations in northern parts of New Jersey earlier this week might be short-lived.
News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Dave Curren says another 2-3 inches of rain could soak the state beginning overnight and flooding could persist through Thursday night.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the rain and more dangerous flooding.
Fairfield police are already asking residents to evacuate and schools have been shut down for Thursday. Businesses and merchants are also being encouraged to close, especially Friday and Saturday.
Little Falls prepares for more rain, flooding Wayne braces for more flooding VIDEO: Chopper 12 over flooding in northern NJ Fairfield mayor calls for stronger flood response Bound Brook's flood-control project close to completion Storm causes flooding in Westwood Bound Brook's flood-control project close to completion Flood waters force evacuations in Bergen, Passaic counties New Jersey rivers swell after heavy rains
Weather CenterWatch News 12Watch News 12 Traffic and WeatherSubmit Photos/Video
PSE&GJCP&LState of NJ Board of Utilities NJ Emergency Management AssociationNJ Office of Emergency ManagementRed Cross of Central New Jersey Tri-County Red Cross NJ Transit Service Advisories PATH AdvisoriesAdvanced Hydrologic Prediction Service NJ Flood Mitigation Task Force