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NJ weather forecast looks bleak with heatwave and impending storms

NJ weather forecast looks bleak with heatwave and impending storms
NJ weather forecast looks bleak with heatwave and impending storms

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If you live in North Jersey, you may want to stay home for the next few days as storms move across the region and the second heat wave of the summer continues.

There is a chance of storms and rain showers in New Jersey through Friday.

Hurricane Beryl made landfall in Texas early Monday and has been tearing across the United States ever since, leaving rain, flooding and tornadoes in its wake. The storm is expected to spread from Texas to New England.

Fortunately, here in New Jersey, it looks like the remnants of Hurricane Beryl will not affect us. However, there will be some rain and storms over the next few days.

“The remnants of Beryl will pass well north and west of the area,” said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Any showers and thunderstorms will be associated with an approaching cold front.”

According to a Wednesday morning briefing from the National Weather Service, there is only a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in North Jersey Wednesday afternoon.

“There will be showers and thunderstorms. Some of them could be heavy,” Pollina said. “There could be an isolated severe storm on Wednesday. If there was a severe threat today, it would only be for the northern parts of New Jersey, mostly outside of the city proper, but even that seems to be a pretty low probability.”

According to Pollina, storm chances are highest on Friday. This second period of storms is expected to begin late Thursday night and last through Friday and early Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a slight risk of flash flooding of at least 5% in North Jersey on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Heat wave in New Jersey continues

In addition to the upcoming storms, North Jersey is expected to continue to suffer from the current heat wave.

A heat warning has been in effect for parts of North Jersey since Monday; temperatures are expected to be between 35 and 38 degrees.

A heat advisory remains in effect for Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Sussex and Union counties as of Wednesday morning. This advisory will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday, and heat index readings are expected to reach 103 degrees in Sussex and 102 degrees in the other five counties.

Heat indices in NJ on Wednesday

  • Trenton: 110 degrees
  • New Brunswick: 107 degrees
  • Morristown: 106 degrees
  • Free possession: 105 degrees
  • Paramus: 102 degrees
  • Newark: 102 degrees
  • West Milford: 96 degrees

A heat warning has been issued for Morris and Warren counties. Residents of these counties can expect “dangerously hot conditions” with heat index values ​​reaching 40 degrees. This warning is expected to remain in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told NorthJersey.com on Tuesday that there may be a drop in temperatures on Friday, but warmer temperatures are expected by next Tuesday.

After the heat wave in June, this is already the second one this summer.

The National Weather Service recommends that people in affected areas drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, avoid the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.

When you go outside, take precautions such as wearing light and loose-fitting clothing and avoiding strenuous activities.

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