Flash flood watches in effect as heavy rain soaks New Jersey

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A majority of New Jersey is under a flash flood watch as heavy rainstorms move across the state.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Michele Powers says that the rain will last throughout the rest of the day, with the potential for flooding around most of the state.

Powers say that the storms are also producing some lightning, which could pose a danger to the state if anyone is outside. New Jersey residents are advised to stay indoors as much as possible and to be aware while driving due to the flood potentials.

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The rain is expected to last through Thursday evening into the nighttime hours. Scattered thunderstorms are expected overnight with temperatures in the low- to mid-70s.

Friday will start off with some morning rain, before giving way to increased sunshine. High temperatures Friday will be in the upper-80s.

The weekend will see mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper-80s. Sunshine should continue into Monday.

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