Latest post: 4:40pm - 6/28/2013
We are ending the week on a warm, humid note, and are waiting for the next weather disturbance to move into the NJ metro area...
Much of the day has been dry, but showers and thunderstorms are moving east from Pennsylvania, and will be arriving between 7 and 8pm, first in western NJ, then the rest of the Garden state, then into NYC and Long Island after 8pm or so.
There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for central and southern NJ, not including NYC and Long Island, but any storm can be strong to locally severe, with gusty winds, torrential rain, and small hail.
After 11pm or so, the rain should end, as skies become partly cloudy with some patchy fog around. Lows fall into the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Saturday is expected to be the better of the two weekend days. There can be some scattered showers and thunderstorms, but should not be as widespread as recent days. Highs top out between 80 and 85 degrees inland, and around 70 or so at the beaches.
On Sunday, the next weather disturbance will be approaching, with rain returning by mid- late afternoon. Highs reach between 80 and 85 inland once again, and lower 70s at the shore.
The new work-week is expected to remain unsettled, with showers and thundershowers continuing.
*** The Flash Flood Watch for northern NJ, NYC and Long Island has been canceled, as rivers are expected to maintain their banks -- but some heavy rain will still be likely **
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 387 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
NEW JERSEY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ATLANTIC BURLINGTON CAMDEN CAPE MAY CUMBERLAND GLOUCESTER MERCER MONMOUTH OCEAN SALEM