Flash Flood Watch Late Today Through Tuesday At Least
Rain Arrives Later Today
The last day of the last summer holiday is here and we are going to see arriving clouds on this Labor Day. There are a few scattered showers on the radar but the bulk of the rain is well to the west for the moment so I don’t expect much rainwise into this afternoon. We will see a fair amount of clouds however and a southeast wind developing and that will hold temperatures down to the upper 70s and lower 80s. In Central and Southern New Jersey and points southward skies will be partly sunny into this afternoon and highs here will be in the low to middle 80s.
The rain will begin arriving in Northeast Pennsylvania and Northwest New Jersey to the Hudson Valley and points northeast around 1-3pm and then shift southward reaching the coast on a line from Philadelphia to NYC to Boston between 3-8pm. Note that the Flash Flood Watches that are posted are mainly north of Route 195 in New Jersey this evening and extended southward into the Southern New Jersey counties tonight. To the north Flash Flash Watches cover just about everyone from Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern and Southeastern New England.
We can be confident that most of the area will see at least 2 inches of rain and a range of two to 3 inches is possible with some locally higher amounts not out of the question. Once rain begins, most of the area will see rain overnight, Tuersday and lasting into early Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be settling into the 60s and likely staying in the 60s to lower 70s through most of this. It’s not a complete drought breaker but it is a start. Weather conditions should geninuinly improve late this week.
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