Flood watch possible this weekend for South Jersey

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Back-to-back rainstorms, including a deepening coastal rainmaker, could combine to produce more than 3 inches of rain this weekend across portions of a South Jersey, forecasts warn./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Back-to-back rainstorms, including a deepening coastal rainmaker, could combine to produce more than 3 inches of rain this weekend across portions of a South Jersey, forecasts warn./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Back-to-back rainstorms, including a deepening coastal rainmaker, could combine to produce more than 3 inches of rain this weekend across portions of South Jersey, forecasts warn.

Flooding could occur in small streams or in areas of poor drainage, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

As a result, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a hazardous weather advisory for much of the Middle Atlantic States, cautioning residents to be on alert for possible flood watches during the weekend.

Here is the timing:

A cold front is expected to cross the Great Lakes region today, pulling along a cold front that will likely produce showers across South Jersey during the afternoon hours Friday, March 28.

South Jersey mainland high temperatures could reach 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Then the fun begins.

Another low-pressure system will form across the cold front on Saturday, before heading over New Jersey and out to sea early Sunday.

Rain could start during the afternoon Saturday, March 29 and intensify overnight.

Most of South Jersey could receive 1 to 2 inches of rain in less than 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

However, the areas of heaviest rainfall could get more than 3 inches.

Portions fo the East Coast could receive more than 4 inches of rain thanks to a pair of systems that will move over the area during the weekend.NWS Portions fo the East Coast could receive more than 4 inches of rain thanks to a pair of systems that will move over the area during the weekend.NWS

There could be periods of rain before noon Sunday, March 30. The skies should clear by Sunday afternoon. A clearing trend that includes seasonably warm temperatures sets in for the start of the workweek.


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