Heavy rain, some thunderstorms tonight

    A slow moving low pressure system associated with a cold front will impact New Jersey through Thursday, delivering periods of heavy rain and possibly some strong thunderstorms, forecasters say. 

    Shower chances will increase from west to east throughout Wednesday, with the heaviest activity late in the day, according to the National Weather Service.

    “Showers and some thunderstorms may produce locally strong to damaging winds gusts,” a National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook advises. “This potential may increase some if a narrow line of showers and embedded storms can organize later tonight. In addition, locally heavy rainfall could lead to flooding of poor drainage areas.” 

    Up to two inches of rain are possible in some areas by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. 

    By Thursday afternoon, shower activity will begin diminishing, leading to clearing skies overnight and a pleasant Friday. 

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