Unusual thunderstorms in November, strong winds on tap for Friday | Local news


Atlantic City residents use an umbrella to protect themselves from heavy rain and winds on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer press

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The potential for noxious winds and unusual thunderstorms in November will be around Friday when a strong frontal system sweeps through New Jersey.

Bring light patio furniture, cut down hanging branches, and have a way to get weather warnings while you sleep.

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Between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., the rain begins from the New Jersey Turnpike to the shore. This lasts until around 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In between there are a few hours of clapping, heavy rain. Precipitation totals of 0.75 to 1.50 inches of rain are likely. This will cause roadways to become clogged with streams that may briefly rise above their banks.

A strong south wind blows and drives the rain. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and winds on shore are likely. However, the potential for 60 mph gusts is a cause for concern.

The risk of coastal flooding continues to decrease. That’s because the tide, which is around 1 p.m. for the Atlantic side and 3 p.m. for Delaware Bay, cannot keep up with the strongest onshore winds. Around 1 p.m., the wind from the west pushes the water out of the bays.

Follow meteorologist Joe Martucci for more information as the day progresses.


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