PISCATAWAY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for Piscataway and the surrounding region. The warning issued at 5:08 a.m. Monday says that winds could reach 39 to 57 mph with gusts up to 70 mph on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias makes its way up the I-95 corridor.
Showers are expected to begin after 5 p.m. on Monday ahead of thunderstorms and heavy rain after 11 p.m.
Impacts could include damage to roofing and siding along with porches, awning and carports, according to the Weather Service. Trees may be snapped or uprooted, and some roads may become impassable from large debris and flooding, the Weather Service said.
As of 6 a.m., Tropical Storm Isais is moving north at 9 mph off of the north coast of Florida.
“The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents,” the Weather Service said.
As of Monday morning, a flash flood watch is in effect with 2 to 4 inches of rainfall anticipated to fall, according to the Weather Service. Storm surge could be as much as 2 feet.
The Weather Service also advised that the “situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes.”
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