Prolonged period of wet weather could last through Saturday and drop up to 2 inches of rain; beware sudden flood

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JERSEY CITY – The Hudson County Office of Emergency Management, quoting the National Weather Service, warns that a “prolonged period” of wet weather could last through Saturday and drop up to 2 inches of rain over North Jersey and as much as 3 inches over South Jersey. It could also cause a flash flood — so be careful not to stand near water or let your children near streams and other areas that could fill up.
The totals depend on the location and speed of a coastal storm that is expected to develop near New Jersey, the National Weather Service says. Thunderstorms could push totals even higher in some areas.
The storm could have some characteristics of a nor’easter, with heavy downpours and gusty winds, but it likely won’t have the intense northeasterly winds that are usually associated with nor’easters that form during winter months, the report said.