Spring-like storm brings possibility of heavy rains, damaging winds

EDISON -

New Jersey is expected to see warmer temperatures Thursday, but a spring-like storm is raising the possibility of dousing rains and damaging winds.

The National Weather Service issued flood watches for a majority of the state, along with flash flood watches for areas in northern New Jersey. Coastal Flooding is also a possibility. Wind advisories are also in effect.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says temperatures Thursday will be in the high-50s, with heavy rain, and possible thunderstorms, expected. Gregorio says the worst of the rain will be around midday, or shortly after. The rain is expected to end by the afternoon. Conditions will be much milder.

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Strong winds may also be an issue Thursday, as there is the potential for wind gusts of around 40 mph.

Temperatures overnight will drop into the 30s, with skies becoming clear throughout the overnight hours. Conditions will be much colder.

Friday is expected to see temperatures in the high-40s, with partly sunny skies. Conditions will remain much colder.

Saturday should see partly sunny skies. Temperatures will be in the low-30s.

Sunday will see temperatures in the low-40s. Skies will be cloudy.

Stay with News 12 for the latest weather information.

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