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Flood watches versus flood warnings: What's the difference?

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What is the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service?

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A flood watch is issued when flooding is possible, but not immediately likely. The National Weather Service will issue a flood warnings when f…

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The National Weather Service issues different products based on when flooding is expected and how severe it may be.  Flood watches are issued …

Here is Your South Jersey Forecast

FRIDAY► Partly sunny, drier, brighter, and warmer compared to the unsettled week we've had.  Highs in the mid to upper 70s, shore and mainland alike, with a brisk westerly wind around 15mph and occasionally gusty.

FRIDAY NIGHT► Partly cloudy, dry, and comfortable overnight with lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 10mph.

SATURDAY► Skies start partly sunny, but clouds increase during the day and there could be a few showers later in the day.  Highs in the low 70s with a light northwest wind around 10mph shifting onshore by afternoon.

SUNDAY► Mostly cloudy skies and the coolest day of the holiday weekend. Highs around 65-70 thanks to an east to southeast ocean breeze around 10-15mph.  Most of the day remains dry, but some showers or a thunderstorm are possible towards evening and especially overnight.

MEMORIAL DAY► coudy skies and  still a little damp early in the morning with some lingering showers possible, then a mainly dry afternoon with partly sunny skies developing.  Highs in the mid 70s.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY► Partly sunny with an afternoon thunderstorm or two possible.  Warmer with highs around 75-80.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY► Partly sunny, dry, and pleasant with highs in the mid to upper 70s.