Perfect fall day Thursday before rain returns Friday


Coming off the heels of the first nor’easter of the season, another storm will bring more rain into the region.

While it is not expected to be as strong as the first storm, the potential for some heavy rain on what is already a saturated ground could force rivers to overflow their banks once again.

At this point, the Passaic River is still above flood stage and moderate flooding is possible later this week as the next storm delivers another round of rain. No Flood Watches have been posted as of Thursday night, but it will not be surprising if they get issued on Friday. 

It will be a quiet Thursday night as a wedge of high pressure to the north keeps the tri-state region dry. Temperatures in the city will end up in the upper 40s, while many outlying areas to the north will go down into the 30s.

The daytime period on Friday should remain generally dry. Clouds will be on the increase and there will be an outside chance of a shower in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

As the storm approaches, the winds will be on the increase. Gusts to 35 mph will be on the table as steadier rain develops in the evening. Some of it could be heavy at times and that could lead to localized flooding on area roadways. The rain will continue through the night before we get a break on Saturday morning.

Additional rain will develop Saturday afternoon as a secondary system develops along the frontal boundary. At this point, it looks like most of the action will occur east of the city and it will taper off late at night. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 60s.

When all is said and done, around an inch of rain will be possible across the entire region. 

While the main storm will push to the north, an upper-level system will be slow to exit the Northeastern US on Sunday. As a result, the risk of a shower cannot be totally ruled out on Halloween.

Hopefully, it will stay dry for the vast majority as the trick-or-treaters head out late in the day. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s and trail into the upper 50s in the evening. 

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