Flood Watch in Effect until Sunday Evening; West Essex Area Weather for Saturday, Mar. 29

Updated as of 10:54 am Saturday 
The current temperature is 47° 


At 4:06am Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for northeast New Jersey, including West Essex. The Watch is expected to be in effect from Saturday evening until Sunday evening. The advisory was issued due to the forecast for heavy rains and the ensuing potential for flooding of small streams. West Essex TAP will continue to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Hydrograph of observed and predicted river levels as of 9:15am Saturday  Credit: NOAA

The following information is according to the Advanced Hydrolic Prediction Service, for the Passaic River at Pine Brook:
  • As of 9:15am Saturday, the Passaic River at Pine Brook water level is at 15.02 feet
  • The river at this location floods at 19 feet  
  • The river is expected to crest at 18.7 feet at 10am Tuesday morning.
  • On Friday the West Essex area received 0.15" of rain.
  • The forecast is calling for a total of 2.64Rain by 2pm Monday

  • Low:  39°   
    5am to 7am 
  • High:  47°
    9am to 6pm 
  • 12am to 7pm
    BREEZY: 6–7 mph, Light breeze
  • 7pm to 12am
    BREEZY: 8–10 mph, Gentle breeze
  • Cloudy
  • Sunset: 7:18 p.m. 

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Radar as of 9:30am Saturday  Credit: Wunderground
  • Friday Total Rain: 0.15"
  • 12pm to 2pm
    58% scattered chance of Rain
    of Rain by 2pm ~ Total Rain: 0.20" by 2pm
  • 2pm to 4pm
    71% likely chance of Rain 
  • 4pm to 12am
    100% DEFINITE chance of Rain
     of Rain by 8pm ~ Total Rain: 0.61" by 8pm

March 30
The temperature drops throughout the day
  • High:  48°
    Low:  41°  ~ Wind chill: 33°
  • Cloudy
  • 2pm to 8pm
    Heavy Fog
  • 12am to 12pm
    100% decreasing to 90% DEFINITE chance of Rain
    0.78" of Rain by 2am ~ Total Rain: 1.39" by 2am
    0.49" of Rain by 8am ~ Total Rain: 1.88" by 8am
  • 12pm to 6pm
    86% highly likely chance of Rain
    0.22" of Rain by 2pm ~ Total Rain: 2.10" by 2pm
  • 6pm to 12am
    70% likely chance of Rain
     of Rain by 8pm ~ Total Rain: 2.23" by 8pm
March 31
  • Low:  36° ~ Wind chill: 27°
    High: 55°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • 12am to 6am
    70% likely chance of Rain
    0.17" of Rain by 2am ~ Total Rain: 2.40" by 2am
  • 6am to 6pm
    55% decreasing to 48% scattered chance of Rain
     of Rain by 8am ~ Total Rain: 2.51" by 8am
     of Rain by 2pm ~ Total Rain: 2.64" by 2pm
April 1
  • Low:  36° ~ Wind chill: 32°
    High: 60°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • no precipitation
April 2
  • Low:  39° ~ Wind chill: 36°
    High: 61°
  • Mostly Sunny
  • no precipitation
April 3
  • Low:  38° ~ Wind chill: 34°
    High:  57°

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 6pm to 12am
    42% scattered chance of Rain
April 4
  • Low:  40° ~ Wind chill: 36°
    High:  54°
  • Cloudy
  • 12am to 12am
    42% scattered chance of Rain
Update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service station located in Fairfield's Essex County Airport.  

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