Heavy rain to make for a wet Saturday
The last weekend of winter will bring rain and the threat of flooding to New Jersey.
Heavy rain will spread across New Jersey late Friday night according to the the National Weather Service and continue all day on Saturday. About an inch of rain is expected to fall which could lead to flooding in poor drainage areas and some smaller waterways, especially in Central and North Jersey.
Gary Szatkowski of the National Weather Service's Mt. Holly office tweets that he is keeping an eye on the Raritan River at Bound Brook and the Millstone River at Blackwells Mills. The Manalapan Brook at Spotswood and the North Branch of the Rancocas Creek at Pemberton are also near flood stage according to the NWS Hydrologic Prediction Service map.
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management also warns of fog forming in areas where a snowpack remains on the ground.
Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow says that there could be some snowflakes mixed in with the rain, especially for a brief time early Saturday morning. There will be no accumulation, Zarrow says, as the ground is just too warm.
Sunday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 40s.