The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for Northern New Jersey from Thursday through Tuesday of next week.
The latest weather data suggests that we will experience more significant rain showers tomorrow (Thursday) night and Friday. These anticipated showers are the result of a front moving though our area and not related to Tropical Storm Joaquin.
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the potential flood impacts for our area and will work with our Morris County Park Police partners to have high-water vehicles available for deployment in support of the OEM assets, if necessary.
The official track for Tropical Storm Joaquin currently places the storm off of the North Carolina coast through Sunday night. However, there is not much confidence in this track based on numerous conflicting models. Some of the models have the track moving North off of the Mid-Atlantic coast late this weekend.
The track and situation regarding Joaquin could change as the varying models come together. Depending on the ultimate storm track, we could see another round of heavy rainfall with potential flooding impacts.