River Flooding

11:45AM Update: Flood waters will remain above flood stage at the Great Egg Harbor River near Folsom. Therefore, the Flood Warning is extended there until 7:15PM. 

10:30AM Update: The National Weather Service extended the Flood Warning for the Great Egg Harbor River in Folsom, too. This is extended until 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

9:30AM Update: The National Weather Service extended the Flood Warning for the Maurice River in Vineland until 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

Over three inches of rain fell in parts of South Jersey from a storm system that brought rain between Saturday and Monday. Even though the rain is gone, the Maurice and Great Egg Harbor Rivers are dealing with spotty flood waters on Tuesday morning. 

The Maurice River in Vineland and the Great Egg Harbor River near Folsom have both risen above their banks. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for both of these rivers until 1:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., respectively. They are in minor flood stage Tuesday morning, the lowest of the flood stages. In minor flood stage, you can expect:

- Roadways covered in water

- Lawns and parkland inundated with water

- No water in structures, homes or business (save extreme circumstances)

I will monitor the situation to see if the flood warning should be extended. 

In terms of the weather forecast, expect plenty of sunshine Tuesday morning. This will give way to some clouds this afternoon, especially south of the Atlantic City Expressway. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s during the afternoon, chilly for this February day.

Clouds will then increase on Tuesday night, it will likely be dry. A high between the upper 20s to lower 30s will be had.

A big warm up is then on the way for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be in the 50s. A few rain showers arrive Wednesday night into early Thursday. After that clears, though, a springlike day is anticipated! Record high temperature are possible. It will stay springlike into Friday, too. 

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This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.

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