What to expect when a strong cold front passes through NJ overnight

     Radar image as of 7:15 p.m. Sunday as a strong cold front advances toward the New Jersey region.

    Radar image as of 7:15 p.m. Sunday as a strong cold front advances toward the New Jersey region.

    A strong cold front will move through the New Jersey region overnight, delivering showers, isolated thunderstorms, and potentially damaging winds before passing off the coast by 6 a.m. Monday, forecasters said.

    You should know that this area will not experience anything remotely close to the destruction in portions of the Midwest region today. 

    The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ issued a Briefing Package today on what the expect. Here are the highlights from the package: 

    Damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH are possible with this front. Winds of this speed are capable of bringing down trees and wires. Sustained winds in the 10 to 20 MPH, with gusts up to 30 MPH, are expected ahead of the front late Sunday evening, and behind the front for much of the daytime hours on Monday. 
    Brief heavy downpours will accompany this front. While the rainfall totals are expected to be less than one inch, the intensity of the rain could cause poor drainage flooding. 
    There could be a few isolated thunderstorms or rumbles of thunder with the front as it moves through during the overnight hours. However, intense lightning is not expected. 

    The briefing provides additional details of what to expect after the frontal passage:

    Temperatures will remain mild on Monday, with highs generally in the 60s, except in the 50s far north. Then colder air moves in Monday night. Temperatures on Tuesday will be 15 degrees colder, with highs in the mid 30s north and upper 40s south. 
    Winds on Tuesday will be blustery.

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