South Jersey weather outlook: Flooding rains possible on Friday

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Advance radar estimates say heavy rain could begin moving into South Jersey by the noon hour on Friday, prompting the National Weather Serivce to issue a hazardous weather advisory calling for the possibility of street flooding./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Advance radar estimates say heavy rain could begin moving into South Jersey by the noon hour on Friday, prompting the National Weather Serivce to issue a hazardous weather advisory calling for the possibility of street flooding./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The possibility of heavy showers and thunderstorms that could produce street flooding during the afternoon Friday has prompted the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center to issue a hazardous weather outlook for Friday, May 16. Here are timing and rain amount forecasts:

South Jersey rainfall estimates

The National Weather Service, Weather Channel and AccuWeather all forecast around 1 to 1.5 inches of rain to fall during the afternoon and evening Friday, May 16.

The rain could fall fast enough to cause flooding in poor-drainage areas.

South Jersey could receive between 1-1.5 inches of rain on Friday, May 16. However, areas in central Pennsylvania could receive serveral inches./NWS South Jersey could receive between 1-1.5 inches of rain on Friday, May 16. However, areas in central Pennsylvania could receive serveral inches./NWS Current forecasts estimate between 1 and 1.25 inches of rain in South Jersey but up to 3 inches of rain to fall in areas along the I-81 corridor in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Current weather models predict the rain could begin falling around noon Friday in South Jersey.

Despite the rain and cloud cover, Friday temperatures could hit the lower 70s on the South Jersey mainland. The rain should clear the Jersey Shore during the overnight hours, according to the Weather Service.

High pressure – the weather good guy – will follow in its wake, allowing for a sunny and refreshingly cool weekend.

A border-to-border cold front will draw up plenty of Gulf of Mexico moisure on Friday, May 16./NWS A border-to-border cold front will draw up plenty of Gulf of Mexico moisure on Friday, May 16./NWS A border-to-border rainmaker

All of the rain will come from a border-to-border cold front that will pull up plenty of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.

 

The GFS outlook for Saturday morning shows the precipitation should be well off the Jersey Shore by the time most people wake up./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The GFS outlook for Saturday morning shows the precipitation should be well off the Jersey Shore by the time most people wake up./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com


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