NWS: Heavy rain is possible beginning tonight

    (Photo: olegshpyrko via Flickr)

    (Photo: olegshpyrko via Flickr)

    Clouds will begin increasing across the Jersey Shore tonight ahead of a cold front and a weak area of low pressure that will produce rounds of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters say. 

    The cold front will slowly track across the region tomorrow. Combined with a potential plume of tropical moisture spreading from south to north, locally heavy rainfall is possible, according to the National Weather Service.

    “There is potential for heavy rain leading to flooding primarily in urban and poor drainage areas beginning tonight,” a National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook states.

    But in the outlook, forecasters say some uncertainty remains “with regard to the timing and location of the heaviest rainfall.”

    The current forecast from the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center calls for slightly more than 1.5″ of rainfall. 

    Lingering showers will begin tapering off from west to east late tomorrow night. Conditions will then turn dry and seasonably warm for the remainder of the week. 

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