ELIZABETH, NJ - According to the National Weather Service, weather conditions will go downhill in our area beginning Thursday afternoon.  The peak for this upcoming rainstorm is expected on Friday.

Rain is expected to begin late afternoon on Thursday.  The intensity of the wind and rain will pick up early Friday morning.  The storm should be over late Friday night.

A deepening coastal low late Thursday night into Friday will bring rain and snow. Temperature falling to around 33 by 5 p.m. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

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According to the National Weather Service, smaller rivers and streams across the area will be most vulnerable to the possibility of flooding.

A high wind watch is also in effect from Friday morning through late Friday night. Winds 13 to 18 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. The National Weather Service says damaging winds will be capable of downing trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Limited visibilities will make travel difficult.

According to the National Weather Service, smaller rivers and streams across the area will be most vulnerable to the possibility of flooding.

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