Storm Watch: Heavy rain, damaging winds Sunday in New Jersey
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALERTS: Flood watch is in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday to Monday afternoon for the whole state. A gale warning is in effect offshore from Sunday 8 a.m. until Monday at 7 p.m.
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Joe Martucci says rain, heavy at times and possibly with thunderstorms, will fall Sunday midday to mid-morning Monday.
Road, stream and creek flooding will be possible. Rain may switch to snow northwest of I-287 after 4 a.m. with little to no accumulation expected.
Winds will increase, becoming strong Sunday evening (gusts 35-50 mph). Damaging winds, above 50 mph, will be possible in any thunderstorm or when the cold front passes through at some point from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday night. Power outages will not be ruled out.
It will remain blustery into Monday morning. Minor stage coastal flooding will be likely in some barrier island bayside communities as well.
NEXT: It'll be a quiet week ahead. The pattern will be similar to the past two weeks. Tuesday through Thursday will be colder than average, with highs in the low to mid-40s. Flurries will be possible on Wednesday. Temperatures will rebound to around 50 for highs on Friday, which is seasonable. We'll then look to Dec. 17-18 for another storm.