Heavy rains gone, sunny weekend ahead for South Jersey

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The heavy rains that were forecast for the early morning hours of Thursday, June 5, came in as promised and cleared out just in time for the noon hour. However, you might be surprised at how much rain fell in such a little time./Shore Weather Today The heavy rains that were forecast for the early morning hours of Thursday, June 5, came in as promised and cleared out just in time for the noon hour. However, you might be surprised at how much rain fell in such a little time./Shore Weather Today The heavy rains that were forecast for the early morning hours of Thursday, June 5, came in as promised and move completely out of the area by noon, However, you might be surprised at how much rain fell in such a little time.

About 0.64 of an inch of rain fell between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township. That’s where the National Weather Service keeps its official South Jersey records. Overall, 0.71 of an inch of rain fell at the airport fell between 3 a.m. and noon.

This morning’s rain was the first measurable amount of precipitation to fall at the airport since 0.12 of an inch of rain fell on May 28, according to the National Weather Service.

But Atlantic County wasn’t the only South Jersey area to get blasted with heavy rain.

About 0.78 of an inch of rain fell at the Millville Airport in Cumberland County, with most of the precipitation coming between 5 and 6 p.m.

The are of rain climbed the coast rather quickly. It approached South Jersey – as predicted – about 3 a.m. this morning. By 2:30 p.m., however, all of the precipitation was north of the eastern end of Long Island in New York, according to National Weather Service Radar.

Super weekend setting up

Look for sunny conditions to prevail through the weekend. Friday’s South Jersey mainland high temperature will reach 79 degrees before climbing to 84 on Saturday. Sunday’s high retreats a little, dropping to 81 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The next chance of rain isn’t until Monday, the Weather Service said.

 


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