By: Richard L. Smith
In the wake of a powerful storm that wreaked havoc in the area, Newark and the North Jersey region are now facing the challenges of its aftermath.While the heavy rain has ceased, the region is still dealing with significant flooding.
The National Weather Service reports a quiet and cold morning ahead but warns of the possibility of isolated showers in North Jersey.
The area is under several flood warnings as rivers, particularly in Paterson, are expected to crest.
For Newark, the forecast predicts mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 42 degrees and a northwest wind blowing at 9 to 14 mph.
The evening will see mostly clear conditions with a low of around 29 degrees and a northwest wind of 7 to 10 mph.
In Paterson, the rising Passaic River is a significant concern.
Streets are transforming into waterways, leading to school closures and prompting the mayor to declare a state of emergency on Monday.
Authorities anticipate the river will crest around noon, urging residents to exercise caution and stay informed on the evolving situation.