April 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM
GREEN BROOK, NJ – The National Weather Service issued a series of alerts for the Green Brook and North Plainfield area for the overnight hours. Despite the long rain of the day and recent warm weather, temperatures are expected to fall into the high twenties, with freezing potentially damaging plants as they bud and flower for the spring.
The quick drop in temperature could result in extremely high wind gusts of 40 to 45 miles per hour or more.
The most upsetting alert, however, is that there could be snow accumulation tonight of “up to an inch are possible, mainly in elevated terrain.”
Because of the amount of rain recently the ground is saturated, and areas near creeks and brooks like Eastern Somerset County are particularly at risk for rapid rising and potential flooding. Roads with poor drainage are likely to have significant pooling.