PLAINFIELD, NJ - Flash floods could occur between noon today and 4 a.m. Monday, as the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and wind advisory..
The most rainfall is predicted to occur between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., this evening with meteorologists not ruling out an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon, but chances are estimated to be only about 30 percent.
Union County could see up to five inches of rain in some areas, said the National Weather Service. The rainfall amounts may cause widespread general flooding, with isolated flash flooding in certain areas. The other threat in today's storm is the wind. The NWS is forecasting winds to gradually increase late tonight and continue into Monday with sustained winds potentially reaching up to 30 mph. Wind gusts could reach 55 mph..
With high winds there is always a chance of downed power lines. If you have a downed powerl ine PSE&G urges customers call their emergency number at 1-800-436-7734 or visit their website at pseg.com.