New Jersey rivers swell after heavy rains

Several flood warnings remain in place for most parts of northern New Jersey after a storm drenched the area with heavy rain yesterday.News 12 New

WAYNE - Several flood warnings remain in place for most parts of northern New Jersey after a storm drenched the area with heavy rain yesterday.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Michele Powers says as much as 2-3 inches of rain fell in parts of the state yesterday.

The Ramapo River at Pompton Lakes is expected to crest well above flood stage at 16.6 feet. The Pompton River at Pompton Plains could crest more than 4 feet above flood stage at 20.7 feet.

Update on New Jersey rivers from National Weather Service:

Passaic River:Flooding from the Passaic River is affecting Essex and Passaic counties. Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. Flooding is expected to impact Wayne and Lincoln Park.Pompton River:River is above flood stage, currently affecting Morris and Passaic counties. River is in the process of cresting. Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. Forecasted to go below flood stage late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. The village section of Pompton Plains is expected to be impacted by floods. Route 23 South and North is currently impassable.Ramapo River:Ramapo River is affecting Bergen, Morris and Passaic counties. Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. The river is expected to fall below flood stage Tuesday evening.

National Weather Service: Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

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