Heavy rains through Wednesday for South Jersey

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The same South Jersey areas that were pummeled with 3-5 inches of rain last Thursday could be in nature’s bulls-eye for another dose of 2-3 inches of rain this week, weather forecasters say./NWS The same South Jersey areas that were pummeled with 3-5 inches of rain last Thursday could be in nature’s bulls-eye for another dose of 2-3 inches of rain this week, weather forecasters say./NWS The same South Jersey areas that were pummeled with 3-5 inches of rain last Thursday could be in nature’s bulls-eye for another dose of 2-3 inches of rain this week, weather forecasters say.

It is all because of a slow-moving cold front that will spawn a series of low pressure systems along its boundary before moving off the coast of New Jersey on Wednesday morning.

Hazardous weather outlook for Monday, Tuesday

The National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center issued a hazardous weather outlook for South Jersey for heavy, damaging rains that could fall between Monday night and Wednesday morning.

“Thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday could produce damaging winds and hail, partularly during the afternoon and evening hours both days,” the National Weather Service said. “In addition, torrential downpours could produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding if storms move over the same area.”


 

A low pressure system will climb along a cold front on Tuesday to bring up to 2 inches of heavy rains to the South Jersey area./NWS A low pressure system will climb along a cold front on Tuesday to bring up to 2 inches of heavy rains to the South Jersey area./NWS The National Weather Service feels as though the greatest risk for flash flooding is on Tuesday.

Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for Pennsylvania

The same cold front that will deliver heavy rains to South Jersey is already causing concern Sunday evening in central Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service has already issued severe thunderstorm advisories and warnings for central Pennsylvania. 

South Jersey sauna on Monday, little relief Tuesday

Fueled by a moist south wind at 13-17 mph, rain and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon while temperatures soar to 90 degrees on the South Jersey mainland. About one-half inch of rain is possible during the day on Monday and another three-quarters of an inch could fall during the overnight hours.

Tuesday’s mainland high will reach 88 degrees with showers like. Heavy rain during the afternoon and evening hours is possible. An additional 2 inches of rain could fall before the sky clears on Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Portions of South Jersey along the Garden State Parkway in southern Atlantic and northern Cape May counties received 3-5 inches of rain on Thursday morning. Those areas are near the sweete spot for this week's storms according to the National Weather Service's most recent rainfall forecasts.

Cool down in the works for July in South Jersey

After today’s cold front moves through, weather forecasters are calling for a prolonged period of cooler-than-normal temperatures to spill out of the Midwest. Read more at Long-lasting cool down in the works for July

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