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Heavy Rain Continues Into the Evening

Heavy rain will continue to fall Wednesday night into Thursday bringing minor flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

Traffic on a rainy I-95 in Ewing
Traffic on a rainy I-95 in Ewing (Dan Alexander,Townsquare Media NJ)

Drivers on the afternoon ride home found lanes and intersections flooded. Approximately 2-3 inches of rain fell during the day according to National Weather Service observations; meteorologist Alan Kasper expects another 2 inches of rain to fall by evening causing flooding in low lying and poor drainage areas.

Several school districts are delaying the start of class on Thursday, Check the list here.

According to New Jersey Fast Traffic Interstate 195 eastbound lost a lane by the New Jersey Turnpike to flooding and Route 130 was flooded out in Brooklawn and Logan. Speeds were reduced on the southern end of the Turnpike

A Flood Warning was issued for much of the state while a Coastal Flood Advisory was in effect for the entire coastline over the threat of minor coastal flooding at high tide Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service’ Flood Map shows minor flooding along the Assupink Creek near Mercerville, the Millstone River near Griggstown, Neshanic River in Reaville, the north branch of the Raritan River at South Branch,the Rahway River in Springfield in Union County and the Pennsauken Creek in Cherry Hill.

Although the rain will taper off, the threat of flooding will remain into Thurdsay as rivers and streams tend to crest after rain has ended.

Kasper expects that winds will shift into the south overnight and temperatures will rise from the chilly 40s thorugh the 50s and go well into the 70s on Thursday.  Fog will develop as the temperatures rise early Thursday, reports delays of nearly 3 hours on arrivals at Newark Liberty Airport and over an hour at LaGuardia, JFK and Philadeplhia.

The Phillies have canceled tonight’s game with the Mets at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia while the Yankees have postponed their game with Seattle at Yankee Stadium.


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