By: Richard L. Smith
Meteorologists said The National Weather Service said Newark and North Jersey are in for another wet and soggy day as the forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms.
According to the National Weather Service, the day will start with areas of drizzle before 11 am, followed by rain between 11 am and 2 pm, and then more showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 pm.
NWS forecasters said areas of fog before 11 am are also expected, with a high temperature of around 63 degrees.
On Saturday, drenching rain caused heavy flooding that trapped drivers in vehicles in the area of Avenue L and Wilson Avenue in Newark's Ironbound section.
Emergency crews were called in to assist with rescue operations, and several streets had to be closed due to the high water levels. The heavy rain also affected other parts of North Jersey, causing power outages and downed trees.
Meteorologists said the east wind is predicted to blow at 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph, which may cause further damage to already weakened trees and infrastructure from Saturday’s rainstorm.
The chance of precipitation is 100%, and new rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch are possible, which could exacerbate flooding in low-lying areas and cause travel disruptions.
As residents brace for another round of rain, it is essential to take precautions to stay safe. The high humidity level of 96% can make it feel much warmer than it actually is.
If you need to travel, plan ahead and allow extra time for any delays that may occur due to the rain and potential flooding. Remember to never drive through flooded areas, as even shallow water can cause your car to stall or be swept away.
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