Rain is in the daily forecast through Tuesday now. Bucks and Delaware counties are included in the Coastal Flood Warning, which goes through Sunday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for northern New Jersey from Thursday through Tuesday.
Follow the recommendations of your local emergency management officials.
Do not drive into flooded areas. Six inches of moving water can make you fall.
“It’s not just the hurricane itself, it’s the hurricane being absorbed into a much larger weather system”, said Jeff Orrock, Meteorologist-in-Charge at the National Weather Service Station in Wakefield, Virginia. “Rainfall rates with a few of these showers could be enough to produce flash flooding…especially in locations near the Blue Ridge escarpment that have seen heavy rainfall since late last week”. The warning is in effect until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Heavy and possibly “historic” rainfall is expected across the western Carolinas as Hurricane Joaquin treks along its projected path up the East Coast. A map of the most flood-prone areas is available at www.hobokennj.org/flooding, however flooding is possible beyond these areas • Bring in unsecured objects from patios and balconies and secure outdoor objects such as lawn furniture or garbage cans that could blow away and cause damage or injury • Create a family emergency communication plan and have an emergency kit ready.
Recent downpours have forced people from their homes and closed schools, and forecasters are calling for several more inches of rain in coming days – regardless of what happens with Hurricane Joaquin, which is spinning off the coast.
Here is the latest forecast for Eastern Pennsylvania. Vermont also got heavy rain, but not as much. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. SATURDAY Rain will lighten up on Saturday with the main concern being additional coastal flooding. Cloudy, with a high near 57.
The rain launches what is expected to be steady precipitation through at least Saturday. day of the next several with the temperature creeping into the mid 70s.
Heavy rain and floodwaters already have left one woman dead in Spartanburg County. Cloudy, with a low around 53. High near 63. North northeast wind around 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour.