STORM WATCH: Chilly Thursday and Friday, tracking potentially heavy Saturday rain

Heavy rain is expected to impact New Jersey on Saturday. Localized flooding is possible.

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2024, 10:54 AM

Updated 30 days ago

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The weather for the first official day of spring is nippy and stays that way until more seasonable weather returns for the weekend.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: High temperatures are forecasted to be the coldest of the month. Thursday at 44 degrees and Friday at 42 degrees. Through 20 days of March, the temperature is 9.6 degrees warmer than average. This places it as the third-warmest March with records going back to 1931 at Newark Liberty International Airport.
WEEKEND: Let's talk about the rain on Saturday. Could be a boatload, but since it has been so dry recently, I think the rivers won't react quickly. It's possible some low-lying communities in flood-prone areas may deal with some minor/actionable flooding, but it should be limited. One to three inches of rain is expected. Localized street flooding can be expected.
Coastal concerns with this storm will be localized flooding from the rain and inundation of saltwater flooding from astronomically higher-than-normal tides.
Saturday: HIGH TIDES at 7:23 a.m. & 7:48 p.m.
Sunday: HIGH TIDES at 7:59 a.m. & 8:23 p.m.
This will be the best time for flooding at the shore. Winds will be fairly gusty too and possible power flickers could be common. Widespread outages might not be though.


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