Good morning all,
Very heavy rain and thunderstorms are slowly approaching for the morning rush hour. with in the next hour or so I expect this heavy rain to be impacting northern NJ. In the mean time, on and off light ran and drizzle can be expected
If you go to the link and pan and zoom, you can see the true intensity of this rainfall.
2 distinct rain bands are headed this way, one over Southern NJ moving due north and the other over SE PA moving NE. I am watching the one over PA because that one would bring hours of training and heavy rainfall and would easily bring 2-3 inch amounts to northern NJ if it does indeed come this way.
On the other hand if the band over SE PA misses, we get the band over South Jersey, then a break and then another band of moderate to heavy rainfall in the afternoon and my call for 1.75-2.25 inches for NE NJ I would feel comfortable with and I would potentially have to raise NW NJ to the 1.75-2.25 or potentially 2-3 inches depending on what the band over SE PA does.
Either way prepare for intense rainfall at some point this morning probably within the next hour with very loud thunderstorms possible because this is a dynamic system