New Jersey’s weather forecast is grim as heatwave and storms approach

New Jersey’s weather forecast is grim as heatwave and storms approach

If you live in northern New Jersey, you may want to consider staying home for the next few days as storms approach the region and the second heat wave of the summer continues.

Chance of thunderstorms and showers through Friday in New Jersey

Hurricane Beryl made landfall in Texas early Monday morning. Since then, it has raced across the United States, leaving behind rain, flooding, and tornadoes. The storm is heading from Texas to New England.

Fortunately, here in New Jersey, it looks like we won’t be hit by the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. We will see some rain and thunderstorms over the next few days.

“The remnants of Beryl will pass well to the north and west of the area,” said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Any showers and thunderstorms will be associated with the approaching front.”

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in northern New Jersey Wednesday afternoon, according to a National Weather Service update Wednesday morning.

“There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some could be severe,” Pollina said. “It could be isolated, severe (Wednesday). If there was a severe threat today, it would be in northern New Jersey, mostly away from the city, but even that seems unlikely.”

Friday will be the best day for storms this week, according to Pollina. This second period of storms is expected to begin late Thursday evening and last into Friday and early Saturday.

There is a slight risk of at least 5% for flash flooding in northern New Jersey on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Heatwave continues in NJ

In addition to the upcoming storms, northern New Jersey will continue to experience scorching temperatures as a heat wave continues.

Parts of northern New Jersey are under a heat warning starting Monday, with wind chills ranging from 34 to 38 degrees Celsius.

Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Sussex and Union counties are still under a heat warning Wednesday morning. The warning will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday, with heat index values ​​expected to reach 103 degrees in Sussex and 102 degrees in the other five counties.

NJ Heat Indexes on Wednesday

  • Trenton: 110 degrees
  • New Brunswick: 107 degrees
  • Morristown: 106 degrees
  • Freehold: 105 degrees
  • Paramus: 102 degrees
  • Newark: 102 degrees
  • West Milford: 96 degrees

Morris and Warren counties are under an excessive heat warning. Residents in those counties can expect “dangerously hot conditions” with heat index values ​​of up to 105 degrees. The warning is set to last until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told on Tuesday that we could expect some relief on Friday, but that we could see more heat by next Tuesday.

This is the second heat wave this summer after the one in June.

The National Weather Service recommends that people in the affected areas drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, avoid the sun and check on their relatives and neighbors.

If you decide to go outside, take precautions such as wearing light, loose clothing and limiting physical exertion.