Hoboken Weather Watch 8/14/2008
If you don’t like getting wet, weather forecasters suggest having your umbrella or rain slicker handy now through Friday night at 10pm:
Heavy rain and flash flooding likely through Friday night
A slow moving upper trough moving through the region will trigger thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall tonight through Friday night.
Flash flood watch in effect through Friday evening.
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a flash flood watch for portions of northeast new jersey and southeast new york…including Hudson County through Friday evening.
A slow moving upper trough will trigger showers and thunderstorms tonight. More widespread showers and thunderstorms will be developing on Friday, tapering off late Friday night.
Rainfall rates will average 1 to 2 inches per hour in the heaviest of the storms.
Most areas will pick up between 1 and 2 inches of rain tonight through Friday night, but slow-moving thunderstorms and areas where training of thunderstorms occur could pick up over 4 inches of rain in a relatively short time. This will result in flash flooding of urbanized areas and poor drainage spots. Flooding of flood prone basements is also likely.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.