A Red Alert weather day has greeted the residents of North Jersey, especially in places like Clifton, with a challenging morning weather scenario.
Heavy rain poured down during the overnight and early morning hours, causing concerns about dangerous flash floods.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning (hit-or-miss scenarios) that continues until about 7 a.m. However, a temporary respite is expected before another round of rain and potential flooding around noon.
According to an NWS meteorologist, the forecast for the day includes a likelihood of showers, possibly accompanied by thunderstorms, before 9 a.m.
After that, there is a chance of showers persisting between 9 a.m. and noon.
Forecasters say the sky is expected to remain mostly cloudy, with temperatures reaching near 83. The wind will shift from northeast at around 13 mph to northwest in the afternoon.
The humidity is relatively high, standing at 90%, which adds to the moisture content in the atmosphere. This, combined with the expected rainfall, raises concerns about possible flooding in low-lying areas such as Newark's Ironbound section around Wilson Avenue and the Route 1&9 underpasses.
The barometer reading is 29.73 inches, indicating the atmospheric pressure.
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Be prepared for wet road conditions, and consider delaying outdoor activities until the weather improves.