New Jersey is due for a good soaking on Saturday morning with storms that can produce flash flooding before the area dries out and sun returns, forecasters say.
A combination of Friday’s heat and humidity meeting up with cooler air from the Midwest and the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Cindy from the south made conditions ripe for these storms, AccuWeather says.
The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning until 7:15 a.m. Saturday for southeaster Mercer, northern Monmouth and southeastern Middlesex counties.
That warning had covered the towns of Long Branch, Middletown, Marlboro, Manalapan, Tinton Falls, Holmdel, Red Bank, Hightstown, Highlands, Cranbury, Roosevelt, Windsor, East Freehold, Robertsville, Clearbrook Park, Yorketown, Twin Rivers, Navesink, Lincroft and Morganville before it was lifted.
Northern New Jersey is set to get most of the heavy rain in the morning before it moves out gradually in the afternoon.
Temperatures are expected to be in the high 80s for the day but slightly cooler along the coast, the weather service says.
Saturday night will be mostly clear, with a low in the upper 60s for the central and southern part of the state and slightly cooler to the north, the weather service says.
Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 83 and light and variable winds becoming southwest in the morning, the weather service says.
Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 63 to the south, but in the 50s to the north, the weather service says.