Storms return Friday evening, but Halloween looking good


Coming off the first nor’easter of the season, another potent storm system will move through the region, bringing several rounds of heavy rain, gusty winds and coastal flooding. Wind advisories have been posted for the city and coastal sections as gusts to 50 mph are possible. A few rivers in northern New Jersey are still recovering from the first storm, and it won’t take much additional rain for them to overflow their banks once again. At this point, the Passaic River continues to flood, and it is expected to rise further this weekend. Along the coast, a persistent onshore flow has piled the water along coast causing minor to moderate flooding at each high tide cycle. 

Rain will develop across the region Friday night, and it could come down hard at times. Along with the heavy rain, expect winds along coastal sections to gust at around 40 to 50 mph. The rain will taper off towards daybreak, but that will not be the end of the storm. Temperatures will hover in the mid to upper 50s all night long.

Saturday morning could feature a few breaks of sun with less wind, however, we are not done with the storm. A wave of low pressure will develop offshore and that will bring more rain into the region. Most of the action will be focused east of the city, but some of those showers could slide back toward the city in the afternoon and at night. Any rain that redevelops should taper off late Saturday night. Temperatures during the day will be in the mid 60s.

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

On Halloween, we cannot totally guarantee that it will be a dry day. An upper level system following behind Friday night’s storm will linger around and that could bring a stray shower. The good news is that will be dry for the vast majority. Highs will be in the low to mid 60s under a partly sunny sky. In the evening, temperatures trail down into the upper 50s.

Next week starts out dry. Expect mostly sunny skies on Monday with highs around 60 degrees.

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