Flash flood watch in effect, outages reported


Over 3,000 outages are being reported in North Jersey as heavy rain continues to pound North Jersey, prompting a flash flood watch to be put in effect by the National Weather Service.

How much rain will we get? 

Heavy showers will move through the Bergen, Passaic, Morris and Essex county areas throughout Monday morning, said Melissa DiSpigna, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

So far, between one-half of an inch to an inch of rain as already fallen and is accompanied by gusty winds.

When will it stop?

Another line of showers and thunderstorms will be moving through the area, potentially causing problems for the morning commute and flooding is likely to happen in vulnerable areas, DiSpigna said.

The flash flood watch is in effect until Monday afternoon. The areas under the watch are Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey and Orange and Rockland counties in New York.

The rain will continue until late afternoon, it is expected to clear up around 3 or 4 p.m. Temperatures will hover near the average for the month, around 60 degrees.

Outages

There are over 3,000 outages reported in North Jersey between Orange & Rockland, PSE&G and JCP&L.

In Bergen County, PSE&G reported 124 outages while 361 outages were reported by Orange & Rockland. 

In Essex County, 1,321 outages were reported by PSE&G and 948 in Passaic County.

JCP&L reported 256 outages in Morris County and less than 5 in Passaic.

What about the rest of the week?

Tuesday could see a brief period of spotty showers and have cooler temperatures between the low to mid-50s, which is below average for April.

The next real potential for rain is on Thursday when another low pressure system moves in, said DiSpigna.

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