...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for a portion of northeast New Jersey, including the following areas, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union. * From Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night * A strong frontal system approaches Wednesday, with a rapidly intensifying coastal low tracking just southeast of the area Wednesday night. This will result in moderate to heavy rainfall late Wednesday afternoon and night. Much of the area will see 2 to 3 inches of rainfall with the potential for localized bands of higher amounts. The heaviest rain will exit the area by midnight. * Flash flooding is possible along the faster responding small river and streams across the watch area. Urban and poor drainage flooding is possible as well.
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