FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued an urgent weather message for Somerset County until Jan. 24, 5:00 a.m. The message includes a wind advisory until 7:00 p.m. tonight and a flood watch from 4:00 p.m. tonight until Jan. 24, 5:00 a.m. 

During the wind, advisory driving can become difficult especially for high profile vehicles so extra caution should be used. Light weight objects and garbage cans should be secured to avoid property damage. Strong winds can blow down tree limbs and isolated to scattered power outages are possible. 

During a flood watch, there is potential for flooding and those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take necessary steps to protect property.

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The timing of the storm is reminiscent of last year’s blizzard which dumped approximately 2 feet of snow across Somerset County Jan. 23rd–24th. This year, however, temperatures and the storm track have meteorologists predicting a high wind and rain event.

Franklin Township School District has also reported, due to the expected inclement weather, the Road to Success Program, all after school activities and athletics and afterschool building usage are canceled today, January 23, 2017. 

The CARE Program will remain open with normal operating hours.

Residents can get up to the minute information here or on The National Weather Service website. 

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