Wet week ahead

    A series of systems will pass through the region over the next week, delivering periods of scattered showers and thunderstorms. 

    After a dry weekend, showers and thunderstorms began last night, resulting in some areas of minor flooding, according to the National Weather Service. 

    To begin the week, forecasters say that scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely later today, some of which could result in strong wind gusts, frequent cloud to ground lightning, and localized flooding. The treat decreases after 9 p.m. 

    A similar threat will evolve tomorrow, Wednesday night into Thursday, and over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

    Flashing flooding and damaging thunderstorm winds are possible later in the week.

    Forecasters expect a total rainfall from yesterday through the weekend to range from between an inch to three inches, with isolated heavier amounts likely. The heaviest amounts are more likely north of the Jersey Shore. 

    Despite the multiple rain threats, most of Wednesday and Friday will feature sunshine, and the weekend does not currently appear to be a washout, according to NOAA. 

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