Anticipated heavy rains prompt flash flood watch for I-95 corridor

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A flash flood watch has been issued for New Jersey and Pennsylvania counties along the I-95 corridor in anticipation of the first day of three days of heavy rain in the Tri-State area./NWS A flash flood watch has been issued for New Jersey and Pennsylvania counties along the I-95 corridor in anticipation of the first day of three days of heavy rain in the Tri-State area./NWS A flash flood watch has been issued for New Jersey and Pennsylvania counties along the I-95 corridor in anticipation of the start of three days of heavy rain in the Tri-State area.

The flash flood watch is for noon, Monday, July 14 through the evening hours of Tuesday, July 15. A hazardous weather outlook calling for heavy rains and gusty winds remains in effect for the same time period for South Jersey.

“Showers and thunderstorms are expected to bring locally heavy rain to our region from this afternoon into this evening and again on Tuesday into Tuesday night,” the National Weather Service said. “Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches or more may fall in a brief period of time, resulting in flash flooding.”

Up to 2 inches of rain were expected to fall today over portions of the I-95 corridor as a pre-frontal trough forms to the east of a cold front that will pass through the area on Tuesday.

A high pressure system located off the coast of the United States will continue to churn hot and very humid air to the north toward South Jersey and fuel late-day thunderstorms and rain.

As of 8:40 this morning, South Jersey mainland temperatures had already reached 76 degrees with rain forest-like humidity readings near 90 percent.

Several inches of rain are expected to fall across New Jersey this week./NWS Several inches of rain are expected to fall across New Jersey this week./NWS The threat for flash flooding could move toward the east on Tuesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting 1.5-2.0 inches of rain to fall on New Jersey on Tuesday.

Future simulated radar shows the heaviest of rain in New Jersey could fall on Tuesday evening.

The rain could last until Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Cool down in the works for July in South Jersey

After Tuesday’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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