Periods of moderate to heavy rain to taper off later today

     Radar at 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

    Radar at 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

    Rain ahead of a cold front passage will continue to stream through New Jersey today, tapering off toward the evening hours, forecasters say.

    Precipitation is moving from the southwest to northeast and will be moderate to heavy at times, especially for the remainder of the morning, according to the National Weather Service. 

    “The expected rainfall totals of a quarter to three-quarters of an inch do not create concern for any widespread flooding,” a Forecast Discussion from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ said. “There may be ponding of water on roadways and in areas of poor drainage, especially where leaves are blocking the storm drains.”

    The rain will then become “intermittent and showery” during the afternoon hours, the Forecast Discussion said. 

    After clearing overnight following the cold front passage, Friday will be partly to mostly sunny and breezy, with high temperatures in the middle to upper 50s, according NOAA. 

    Sun sticks around for the weekend, but it will be slightly cooler, with high temperatures topping out in the lower 50s. 

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