Commuters in New Jersey faced a wet start to their day as scattered showers swept across the state, impacting September 11 commemoration plans and making umbrellas essential accessories.
The weather forecast for today indicates that these showers are expected to continue, with more substantial rainfall predicted for central and southern regions.
According to The National Weather Service, the day begins with a chance of showers before 9 a.m., followed by a possibility of showers and thunderstorms between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
As the day progresses, NWS forecasters said showers are likely, with the potential for thunderstorms after 3 p.m. The sky will remain mostly cloudy, and temperatures are expected to reach a high near 81 degrees, offering some relief from the recent heat.
The precipitation is expected to be unevenly distributed across the state, with North Jersey experiencing spotty showers while central and southern regions may see heavier rainfall.
Rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible, making it imperative for residents to stay weather-aware and prepare for potentially slick roads and reduced visibility on some of NJ's highways.
As NJ commemorates and salutes the September 11, 2001 victims, residents are encouraged to exercise caution and allow for extra travel time to ensure a safe and smooth journey on this rainy day.
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