Flash flooding possible at the Jersey Shore beginning tonight

    (Photo: mxgirl85 via Flickr)

    (Photo: mxgirl85 via Flickr)

    A Flash Flood Watch goes into effect tonight as a system that will move into the region from the south is expected to generate nearly three inches of a rain in some areas. 

    The National Weather Service expects periods of showers and embedded thunderstorms for tonight through tomorrow night, when the flooding threat ends. 

    “Some of the thunderstorms may contain torrential rainfall and result in a localized flash flood threat,” the Flash Flood Watch bulletin states. 

    While it is currently uncertain where the heaviest rain will fall, there’s a potential for localized two or more inches of rain in one hour, resulting in a flash flooding risk, according to the bulletin.

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    Thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon before the heaviest rain arrives. Some might become severe. 

    Skies will begin clearing tomorrow night but the weekend will feature a chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

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