Flash Flood Watch in effect for the Jersey Shore

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Jersey Shore due to the threat of heavy rain associated with the combination of a strong cold front and the remnants of Hurricane Michael.

The National Weather Service says showers will begin Thursday morning, transitioning to periods of heavy rain along the I-95 corridor southeast to the Jersey Shore before tapering off early Friday morning.

The Flash Flood Watch statement states that a widespread rainfall of two to three inches is possible, with locally higher amounts, amid a humid tropical airmass that will be flowing through the region from the south.

Scattered thunderstorms are also possible. Forecasters do not anticipate strong winds or tidal flooding.

Hurricane Michael’s remnants will be offshore south of the Delmarva region on Thursday night, while the cold front will pass through New Jersey and offshore on Friday.

Skies will rapidly begin clearing, with a stiff northwesterly breeze dropping temperatures during Friday to the 50s and 60s by the afternoon hours.

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