Wet weather ahead for NJ with heavy rain, thunderstorms possible

Postado Janeiro 23, 2018

That's a fact Lehigh Valley residents will become attuned to as severe weather rolls through the area today.

A nasty winter storm will blow into Northern Colorado tonight, the National Weather Service predicts. That area includes the Lehigh Valley, where brief downpours, cloud-to-ground lightning and ponding of water on area roadways happened quickly.

Forecasters say morning showers are likely in the mid-valley on Monday, with highs reaching the upper 40s.

Long Islanders will want to prepare for a wet Tuesday morning commute, as steady rain is expected to move in before daybreak, forecasters said. Sustained winds will range from 10 to 20 miles per hour with possible wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

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More showers are headed to the area on Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday's storm will be followed by "blustery, dry and colder" weather from Wednesday through Friday. Those numbers for the Poconos and Lehigh Valley today are quite high.

Oklahoma Forestry Services says temperatures will be slightly cooler on Monday but wildfire conditions will remain favorable with humidity values of 20 percent and low dormant grass moisture.

Wednesday is expected to bring considerable cloudiness after early sunshine. There's a slight chance of rain Monday night, with lows dipping into the mid-30s.