Flood advisory, rains that could dampen Lady Antebellum concert

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A moisture-rich atmosphere that delivered about 2 inches of rain during the overnight hours has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for areas along the Jersey Shore from Cape May through Atlantic City to Toms River./NWS A moisture-rich atmosphere that delivered about 2 inches of rain during the overnight hours has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for areas along the Jersey Shore from Cape May through Atlantic City to Toms River./NWS A moisture-rich atmosphere that delivered about 2 inches of rain  during the overnight hours has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for areas along the Jersey Shore from Cape May through Atlantic City to Toms River.

Worse yet, forecasters say periods of rain could last through Sunday afternoon, and might spoil a portion of the free Lady Antebellum concert in Atlantic City. Here is the latest:

Stalled front delivers many showers

The remains of a northern cold front that ushered in cool, refreshing weather for most of last week pulled a u-turn on Friday. Now returning as a warm from, it tapped into Southern Atlantic Ocean moisture and dropped anchor off the JerseyShore. As a result, rain-making low pressure systems climbed up the front delivering periods of rain on Friday and Friday evening. More is to come today.

 South Jersey totals so far

As of  9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 1.82 inches of rain fell at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township, 2.08 inches of rain fell in Wildwood, and 1 inch fell in Belmar, all according to the National Weather Service.

 South Jersey flood advisory

Minor roadway flooding is occurring in areas of poor drainage, according to the National Weather Service. Flooding will continue to occur in areas of poor drainage when rains resume later this evening.

Saturday, Sunday outlook

The NAM indicates that the last showers of a three-day rainfall could move out of the area at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, and just in time for the Lady Antebellum concert which is set to begin at 4 p.m./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The NAM indicates that the last showers of a three-day rainfall could move out of the area at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, and just in time for the Lady Antebellum concert which is set to begin at 4 p.m./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Once morning showers move out of the area this morning, the sky will remain mostly cloudy during the day with only a 30 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. However, a second area of rain will roar through South Jersey beginning around 10 p.m. Saturday evening and lasting through noon on Sunday, Aug. 3.  Another quarter-inch of rain could fall except for greater amounts in areas where thunderstorms form.

The last of the rain should leave the Atlantic City area by about 1 p.m..

Lady Antebellum concert forecast

While concert organizers encourage ticket holders to arrive early to get premium seats for the Lady Antebellum concert. However, bring your rain gear if you plan to wait in line or arrive at 10 a.m. when gates open. The opening act takes the stage at 4 p.m. and about three hours after the NAM model indicates the last of the morning showers will have moved through the area.

A chance of showers will remain through the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service. The Atlantic City high temperature will reach 78 degrees on Sunday, cooled off by a steady 10-mph-plus breeze off the Atlantic Ocean. 

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