Stormy Friday afternoon: heavy showers, locally strong winds possible

     HRRR simulated radar for Friday afternoon. (Image courtesy of NY Metro Weather)

    HRRR simulated radar for Friday afternoon. (Image courtesy of NY Metro Weather)

    A strong cold front will sweep through the New Jersey region Friday afternoon, delivering a band of heavy showers and embedded thunder, forecasters say. 

    The band “could be accompanied by locally strong winds,” the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ advises in a Hazardous Weather Outlook.

    The front should then be offshore around or shortly after 4:00 p.m., according to the latest forecast discussion issued by the local National Weather Service office.

    Flooding is also a threat.

    “In addition, downpours can result in some flooding on roadways and in areas of poor drainage especially where any snow cover remains and melts along with blocked storm drains,” the Hazardous Weather Outlook states.

    Forecasters say the back edge of the precipitation is expected to be off the coast by 7 p.m. today, with clearing conditions overnight. 

    The weekend will be a treat, with sunshine and highs around 50 degrees both days. 

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