Calm before the storm: 4-5 inches of rain on the way

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The pleasant, spring-like weather conditions that greeted the start of the South Jersey work week on Monday, April 28 will not last too long, according to the National Weather Service. The same weather system that produced killer tornadoes last weekend across the Midwest could transform into a heavy rainmaker as it moves east, dropping 4-5 inches of precipitation across the Middle Atlantic States during the middle of the week./NWS The pleasant, spring-like weather conditions that greeted the start of the South Jersey work week on Monday, April 28 will not last too long, according to the National Weather Service. The same weather system that produced killer tornadoes last weekend across the Midwest could transform into a heavy rainmaker as it moves east, dropping 4-5 inches of precipitation across the Middle Atlantic States during the middle of the week./NWS

The pleasant springlike weather conditions that greeted the start of the South Jersey workweek Monday, April 28 will not last too long, according to the National Weather Service. The same weather system that produced killer tornadoes last weekend across the Midwest could transform into a heavy rainmaker as it moves east, dropping 4-5 inches of precipitation across the Middle Atlantic States during the middle of the week.

Sluggish storms to crawl east through Thursday

A pair of low pressure systems will move east this week, pulling up a lot of Gulf of Mexico moisture and resulting in heavy rains across South Jersey./NWS A pair of low pressure systems will move east this week, pulling up a lot of Gulf of Mexico moisture and resulting in heavy rains across South Jersey./NWS A pair of low-pressure systems are expected to crawl eastward through Thursday and pull up a good amount of Gulf of Mexico moisture along the eastern seaboard, according to the National Weather Service.

As a result, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a hazardous weather advisory for flooding in areas of poor drainage in New Jersey. The Mount Holly Forecast Center has also issued a flood watch for central Pennsylvania, where more than 5 inches of rain could fall.

Despite abundant early sunshine on Monday, clouds will continue to build from the west. Rain could begin to fall overnight, leading to a heavy rain in the afternoon Tuesday, April 29. The rain will become steadier during the overnight hours into Wednesday. More than a half-inch of rain could fall on Tuesday.

South Jersey: Wednesday’s rainy woes

The first band of heavy rain could move thorugh New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The first band of heavy rain could move thorugh New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The storm’s heaviest rain totals could come on Wednesday, April 30 as heavy bands of rain move across South Jersey. More than an inch of rain could fall during the daytime. Then another 1-2 inches of rain – or more – could drop during the evening and overnight before tempering off Thursday morning.

South Jersey daily high temperatures should range around 60 degrees through Wednesday with lows dropping into the upper 40s.

 


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