NEW JERSEY -- The National Weather service has issued a flash flooding warning through late tonight for portions of northeast New Jersey, including the following areas: Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union, and Hudson Counties.
The remnants of tropical storm Barry is moving through the area and bringing heavy showers and thunderstorms with it. Excessive runoff could lead to flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas. Some small streams could approach or exceed their banks. Rainfall totals are expected to range between 1 and 2 inches with locally higher amounts. Rainfall rates of one inch per hour or more are possible.
Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be swept away quickly.
Tomorrow will bring a chance of showers before 9:00 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9:00 a.m. and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon, according to the National Weather Service.