Stormy Overnight In Central New Jersey On Saturday And Sunday

Good evening everyone. I have been working on putting together a timelapse photography video of the showers and inclement weather that occurred on Saturday here in South Plainfield. As indicated last night here in the blog, there were showers accompanied by rumbles of thunder during the overnight on Saturday night into Sunday morning. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms had formed over Western New York and Central Pennsylvania, and pressed eastward. Thankfully, the sun was setting in the east, and points eastward that were in line for the storms caught a break since the energy from the sun disappeared, and the storms also slowed.

Looking at the weather data for the month of April from the GWC Weather Station, there was about 22 hundredths of an inch of rain that fell over Northwestern Middlesex County during the overnight. Over the last two days, 0.35 inches of rain has accumulated here in Central Jersey after no rain for 13 straight days. For the first time in the past 10 days, the mean temperature was below 54 degrees as on Sunday, the mean was 48.8 degrees with the high at 53.7 around 4:00 PM, and the low bottomed out at 43.9 at 2:10 AM. With only several days left in the month, there has been 1.8 inches of rain that has fallen here in this portion of New Jersey. Considering that April is usually a wet month, the rainfall has been somewhat below normal, and that has been largely due to the dry stretch of weather that recently came to a halt.

Looking at the forecast courtesy of the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey, the possibility of rain overnight into tomorrow is almost a certainty. There is a 90 percent chance of rain starting after 2:00 AM tomorrow morning, and that chance increased to 100 percent during the day on Monday. Rainfall amounts are expected to range between about an inch to an inch and half over the next 24 to 36 hours. While there is still a chance for some thunderstorms on Monday, the odds are not as high as they were on both Friday and Saturday. Things are expected to start clearing out on Tuesday, and there should be some drying from Tuesday night into Thursday afternoon before the next round of rain comes on Thursday night.