Update: heavy thunderstorms on track for overnight hours in South Jersey

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The same rainy weather system that spawned historic flooding across Detroit and portions of the Midwest on Monday, Aug. 11 is taking aim at South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States today, Tuesday, Aug. 12.

The same rainy weather system that spawned historic flooding across Detroit and portions of the Midwest on Monday, Aug. 11 is taking aim at South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States today, Tuesday, Aug. 12./NWS The same rainy weather system that spawned historic flooding across Detroit and portions of the Midwest on Monday, Aug. 11 is taking aim at South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States today, Tuesday, Aug. 12./NWS About 2 inches of rain will fall across South Jersey and more than 3.5 inches of rain could land in North Jersey, according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

A southeast onshore wind flow will wring out a moisture-laden atmosphere while a sluggish cold front schleps across the East Coast today and early tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

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South Jersey: current situation

As of 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, a band of rain stretched from New York through eastern Pennsylvania into Maryland, and Virginia, according to National Weather Service radar.

Periods of heavy rain will make a south-to-north climb up the cold front while it crawls to the east.

Hazardous weather outlook for South Jersey

The slow-moving nature of the storm has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather advisory for the potential of urban flooding in poor drainage areas. Small streams in rural areas could quickly flood as well.

Where will the rain fall?

Areas along the immediate I-95 corridor will experience the heaviest rain this afternoon and early evening. South Jersey takes the brunt of the action during the overnight hours.

The last heavy band of rain should begin to move thorugh South Jersey at about 2 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The last heavy band of rain should begin to move thorugh South Jersey at about 2 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Portions of downstate New York and western Connecticut could get more than 4 inches of rain before tomorrow morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The rain and thunderstorms will end – south to north – during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 13, according to the National Weather Service and NAM advance simulated radar.

Here is the latest from the National Weather Service as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12:

This Afternoon: A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. High near 79. Southeast wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 71. Southeast wind 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a slight chance of showers between noon and 3pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West wind around 7 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

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