Flash Flood Watch in effect
2 years later – the same ‘ole problem
So we just had a brief 30 minute tropical thunderstorm (with many more likely this summer). The usual roads are flooded, including the infamous Legal Beans intersection at Newark and Garden.
I’d like to take this opportunity to show all the readers this video taken two years ago – during a “community meeting” about this exact issue. Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer, former Mayor David Roberts and a couple residents chime in about the (still unresolved) problem.
Get your errands done early today…
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for rest of today, and into tomorrow morning.
Heavy rainfall possible this afternoon and tonight
“A surface trough developing in the lee of the appalachians will be the focus for numerous showers and thunderstorms later today and tonight. These storms will be developing in a tropical airmass and are expected to produce heavy rainfall. This in combination with saturated grounds from recent heavy rainfall will likely lead to flash flooding across portions of the area.
The national weather service in Upton has issued a flash flood watch for northeast new jersey including hudson county from noon edt today through late tonight.
Areas of heavy rainfall the last couple of days have left the ground saturated. Additional showers and thunderstorms today and tonight could produce locally significant rainfall in a short period of time. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour are possible. Local rainfall totals could be two or more inches.
Precautionary / preparedness actions: 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.”