Below, occasional storm updates will be posted on today’s scattered storm activity. More frequent updates are being posted in the NYC Area Weather twitter page.
5:20 PM: Locally Heavy Rain In NE NJ
The earlier round of scattered storms in NE NJ has entered Rockland county, and generally produced 1/2 to 1 inch of rain in Bergen and Rockland counties based on radar estimates. Elsewhere in the area, scattered storms were observed with rain totals generally under 1/4 inch. A line of heavy thunderstorms is currently centered over Union and SE Morris counties, extending ESE to southern NYC, and is slowly spreading northeast. The core of this line is expected to stay over NE NJ where an additional 1/2 to locally 1 inch of rain is expected, with moderate rain/thunder spreading into NYC and western LI as well.
4:00 PM: Scattered Storms Developing
As of 3 PM, the area is generally mostly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 70s-low 80s. Although widespread heavy rain activity is not expected across the region today, scattered storms are developing in PA and parts of NJ, especially near the I-80 corridor, and are tracking northeast towards NYC, northeastern NJ, SE NY, and western Long Island over the next few hours. These storms are generally non-severe at this time – severe weather parameters are marginal across the region supporting scattered strong storms but with limited severe weather activity – although these storms are still capable of producing gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall near/over 1/2 to 1 inch. Scattered storms will continue tonight, with slightly more widespread storm coverage likely on Friday before the front moves through overnight.