NEW JERSEY -- A Flash Flood Watch has been issued Thursday night across parts of New Jersey as several of the downpours will be slow movers.
The complex system will move across the region Thursday night into Friday bringing the potential of heavy rain, strong thunderstorms and gusty winds for parts of the region.
Thunderstorms and showers have developed across a good chunk New Jersey Thursday afternoon. Fortunately, a with easterly wind will prevent the city from getting any widespread gusty thunderstorms.
The risk of heavy downpours is in the forecast through Friday morning. Rainfall amounts could vary quite a bit from one location to another. That being said, anywhere from 1 to 2 inches is possible with as much as 4 inches if rain wherever any slow moving downpour develops.
The morning commute could become hazardous wherever the downpours develop. Expected street flooding in the usual low lying areas such as underpasses and wherever poor drainage occurs.
Eventually the rain tapers off heading into the midday period and the sun may break out the afternoon. As a result of the cloud cover, temperature struggle to reach 80 until the storm passes.
Saturday is looking okay as the cold front dips to the south. Skies will be partly cloudy through much of the day. There is a risk of a shower but that will be well south of the region where the front stalls out. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
A low pressure will ride along the front bringing the chance of more showers on Sunday. Highs will once again struggle to reach 80 with the chance of storms in the forecast.