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NWS: Rainy Sunday Forecast for North Jersey Residents Headed Out to Worship


By: Richard L. Smith 

My friends and family in Newark and the North Jersey region are experiencing a warm and humid start to their Sunday, with temperatures already at 74 degrees this morning.SupportFollowing a night of heavy rainfall, the region continues to see lingering drizzle, setting a damp tone for the day.

For those prepping to head out for first-morning worship services, it's advisable to bring an umbrella as the overcast skies may give way to more precipitation.

The National Weather Service warns that rain and potential thunderstorms are expected to intensify by the afternoon, particularly around 2-3 p.m.

Today's high is anticipated to approach 90 degrees under mostly cloudy conditions, with a southwest wind blowing at 8 to 11 mph. The chance of precipitation stands at 60%, with new rainfall amounts ranging between a quarter and half an inch possible.

As evening approaches, an NWS meteorologist said the likelihood of showers and thunderstorms remains high before midnight, followed by a slight chance of showers continuing until the early hours.

The weather is expected to clear up afterward, leading to mostly clear skies with a low of around 65 degrees by night.

Worship goers and residents are advised to prepare for a potentially wet and stormy day and stay safe and dry during their Sunday activities.