On Thursday morning, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Thursday into Thursday evening. While Hudson County has been getting these watches often lately, please do heed their warnings; people have died when they tried to drive through rainfall, and even when playing near creeks that suddenly overflowed. Please take these watches and warnings seriously.
From the NWS: “Flash flood watch is in effect. A basin average rainfall of 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 inches is expected Thursday into Thursday evening…Hurricane Michael will weaken to a Tropical Storm as it tracks northeast through the Southeastern US tonight into Thursday, before tracking off the Mid Atlantic coast and southeast of Long Island on Friday as a Post-Tropical storm. For additional details on Hurricane Michael, please visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
“Michael is still expected to stay far enough offshore to keep direct wind and rain impacts to the south of the Tri-State region, but an approaching frontal system will tap into an increasingly moist and unstable air mass to bring heavy showers and a few thunderstorms to the region Thursday into Thursday evening. In the wake of the cold front, gusty NW winds are expected late Thursday Night into Friday.”
To track Michael specifically, click >>here.<<