MORRIS COUNTY — A Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Northern New Jersey.
The area currently has a flash flood watch in effect until 4:00 a.m. Monday morning.
A wind advisory is in effect from 6:00 a.m. Monday morning until 12:00 p.m. The weather team informs us that we can anticipate heavier rain showers to move in with periods of moderate-heavy rainfall expected through the day into tonight.
Rains finally start tapering off by early tomorrow morning, between 4:00 to 6:00 a.m. The heaviest showers are expected to occur Sunday afternoon and evening between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. They have not ruled out an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon, but chances are only about 30%. Total rainfall into tomorrow morning will likely be between 1 1/2 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts to 4 to 5 inches is not out of the question.
These rainfall amounts will likely cause widespread general flooding, with isolated flash flooding. The other threat will be winds; winds will gradually increase late tonight and continue into Monday with sustained winds potentially reaching 20-30 mph, common gusts could reach 35-45 mph, with isolated peak gusts to 45-55 mph possible.
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management has been in contact with Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and they are also closely monitoring the weather.
Customers are reminded to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or to click the “Report Outage” by clicking here to report power outages. JCP&L reminds customers to stay away from downed wires, even if they believe they are no longer carrying electricity.