Rainstorm becoming likely to begin next week

    Data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows 33 inches of precipitation pummeled Philadelphia between January and July. (Creative Commons image)

    Data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows 33 inches of precipitation pummeled Philadelphia between January and July. (Creative Commons image)

    A soaker is likely ahead to begin next week at the Jersey Shore, forecasters say. 

    It’ll come in two phases, with showers likely developing Sunday afternoon as a storm system approaches the area from the southwest.

    Rain will become widespread rain Sunday night into Monday as the system moves through the area, according to the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly.

    Forecasters say there could be a lull in precipitation Monday morning before a low pressure system lifts through the region later in the day, delivering additional potentially moderate to heavy rainfall.

    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting an onshore flow to develop with low pressure to the south and high pressure to the north, generating easterly winds increasing on Monday with up to 25-35 mile per hour gusts. 

    One to two inches of rainfall could potentially fall between Sunday afternoon and Monday night. 

    Temperatures will remain above normal through the next workweek as arctic air stays well north of the region. 

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