As if Hudson County hasn’t been saturated enough by Mother Nature over the past two weeks plus, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 4 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. on Friday for Hudson County.
The Hudson County Office of Emergency Management has sent out the following message via social media and email:
Alert: FLASH FLOODING 1-2″ RAIN 3″ POSSIBLE
FLASH FLOODING: 1-2″ OF RAIN 3″ POSSIBLY LOCALLY. SCATTERED FLASH FLOODING OF URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. DAMAGING WINDS EXCESS OF 59 MPH COULD DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES AND RESULT IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES (THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING).
AVOID AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING, SECURE LAWN FURNITURE AND TRASH RECEPTACLES.
According to the New York office, the highest chance of thunderstorms will be Thursday night into Friday morning.
The office added that “an isolated tornado can not be ruled out tonight into early Friday.”
For northeast New Jersey, the heaviest rain is expected from around 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, through around 1 to 3 a.m. on Friday.