Heavy rain, warm temperatures cause flood threat along New Jersey rivers this weekend

Residents who live along New Jersey's rivers will be keeping a close eye as heavy rain moves in this weekend. Many of the state's waterways

Residents who live along New Jersey's rivers will be keeping a close eye as heavy rain moves in this weekend.

Residents who live along New Jersey's rivers will be keeping a close eye as heavy rain moves in this weekend. (1/10/14)

ESSEX COUNTY - Residents who live along New Jersey's rivers will be keeping a close eye as heavy rain moves in this weekend.

Many of the state's waterways were filled with ice after this week's below-freezing temperatures, but for the first time in recent memory, the Passaic River from Clifton down to Newark was frozen over.

That ice is expected to melt with the incoming rain, and in many cases it has nowhere to go, which is why the National Weather Service is forecasting minor river flooding along several New Jersey rivers.

Jeff Thornley lives on Riverside Drive in Wayne, where the water has risen eight feet in the past.

Thornley is worried about the combination of falling rain and melting snow, causing flooding in low-lying areas.

Other rivers which could see minor flooding include the Wanaque and the Raritan.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dash Cam video of Linden officer's DUI in 1 Dash Cam video of Linden officer's DUI in 2013
Protesters gather outside a town hall meeting held 2 Hundreds gather at Republican Rep. Lance town hall in Branchburg
Anthony Amore is Today's Scholar Athlete. 3 Scholar Athlete - Anthony Amore
Protesters gather outside a town hall meeting held 4 Hundreds gather at Republican Rep. Lance town hall in Branchburg
Choices and Chances: NJ’s Heroin Epidemic 5 Choices and Chances: NJ's Heroin Epidemic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE