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Heavy rain will produce flash flooding throughout New Jersey

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An area of low pressure and an occluded cold front will drive through New Jersey today on through early tomorrow morning leading to very heavy rainfall throughout the region. Flash flooding is expected from this heavy rainfall. High pressure takes hold for the rest of the week and this weekend with excellent weather conditions though!

Today through tomorrow morning, waves of moderate to heavy rainfall with embedded thunderstorms can be expected. Rainfall rates will exceed an inch per hour at times leading to visibility below 2 miles at times and flash flooding of rivers, streams, and some roadways. Embedded thunderstorms will feature very heavy downpours, occasional to frequent lightning, and wind gusts over 40 mph. Rainfall amounts will range from one to three inches with local amounts up to five inches in heavy downpours. The rain will come in waves through tomorrow morning and then exit from west to east late tomorrow morning on through tomorrow afternoon with clearing skies. Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 20 mph through today and veer to the northwest at 10 to 20 mph by tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 70's for highs this afternoon. Temperatures tomorrow will range from the upper 60's to lower 70's for lows and upper 70's to lower 80's for highs.

Canadian high pressure will be in place by tomorrow night with clearing skies. Scattered cloud cover to clear skies can be expected Thursday on through Sunday. A very comfortable and cool air mass will be in place through Saturday. Low temperatures will range from the lower to mid 50's over the interior and mid to upper 50's along the coast. High temperatures will range from the upper 70's to lower 80's throughout the region. On Sunday and Monday, temperatures will return to near normal levels with lows in the lower to mid 60's and highs in the lower to mid 80's.