Spring nor’easter puts Hoboken in flood watch

Get your weekend activities finished today and tonight, as Hoboken may possibly become victimized by flooding again! Be aware and park away from known flood zones!

Flood Watch for the northeast!

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

RAINFALL WITH A COLD FRONT PASSING THROUGH TONIGHT SHOULD BE LESS THAN A HALF INCH. THIS FRONT WILL THEN STALL JUST TO THE SOUTH ON SUNDAY, AND SERVE AS THE FOCUS FOR HEAVY RAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS AN INTENSIFYING COASTAL STORM MOVES NORTHWARD AND TRANSPORTS CONSIDERABLE ATLANTIC MOISTURE ALONG WITH IT.

RAINFALL WITH THE COASTAL STORM WILL BEGIN SUNDAY MORNING AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATER SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST RAIN SHOULD OCCUR DURING THE FIRST HALF OF SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA WITH HOURLY RAINFALL RATES APPROACHING AN INCH PER HOUR IN THE HEAVIEST RAIN BANDS.

TOTAL RAINFALL OF 2.5 TO 3.5 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND FLOODING OF FAST RESPONDING SMALL STREAMS. HARD DRY GROUND DUE TO LACK OF RECENT RAINFALL AND STORM DRAINS THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN CLEARED OF WINTER DEBRIS MAY ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO ADDITIONAL RUNOFF IN THESE AREAS.

Good luck, everyone!