Friday, December 28, 2012
The central New Jersey area may receive a few inches of snow tomorrow.
We're in for snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday for central and northern New Jersey. They are predicting snowfall starting here by mid-morning and continuing to as late as 7 pm, which they say may dump up from 2 to 4 inches in the area. A winter weather advisory means that the snow may cause travel problems, particularly on bridges and overpasses, which tend to ice up before regular road surfaces. Temperatures should be from the upper 20s to below freezing, the NWS advised, with visibility reduced to about half a mile at times during the snowfall.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Up to two inches of rain possible, stream and river flooding expected.
The weather didn't exactly provide a white Christmas, but the final days of 2012 are expected to bring a quite a bit of precipitation to the region. A flood watch and high wind advisory has been issued for the area Wednesday evening into Thursday morning by the National Weather Service (NWS). Today will bring a high of 44 degrees before dipping down to around 29 tonight. Wednesday evening could bring a mix of rain and snow to our area. Up to two inches of rain is expected, which combined with recent heavy rain could overflow areas vulnerable to stream and river flooding. Roadways susceptible to flooding are expected to become affected late Wednesday afternoon, according to the NWS. A wind advisory is in effect starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
For the second day in a row, the Woodbridge and central NJ area will be hit with winds that may gust up to 50 mph.
Expect another day of high winds in the Woodbridge and Central New Jersey area. The National Weather Service has called for a wind advisory toay from 10 am to 6 pm that will, at times, match the gusts that blew through the region early Friday morning. They are predicting winds from the west at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph throughout the day. The strongest winds are expected from late Saturday morning until early Saturday evening. Drivers are reminded that the strong winds may bring down trees and tree limbs, resulting in scattered power outages that afflicted some parts of the area Friday morning. Those operating high profile vehicles should also take care, especially when travelling across bridges. Holiday decorations should …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory this morning, so watch out for Christmas decorations that may escape their moorings.
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Friday, December 21, 2012
The Central New Jersey area, including Woodbridge, is in for some stiff winds this morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect until 9 am today. They say to expects winds from the south, running at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The strongest winds will happen by mid-morning. The gusts could bring down trees, tree limbs and power lines, and driving high-profile vehicles, particularly on overpasses, could prove difficult. Motorists should use extra caution this morning. Homeowners should also fasten down light objects that could blow around, such as trash cans. Objects that may fall victims to the high winds may also include Christmas decorations, so people who spruced up their homes this holiday …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Up to an inch of show is expecting in the Woodbridge area during a mini winter snow wallop today.
It might not be much, but it's enough to snarl a morning commute. Up to an inch of snow is expecting to pelt the central New Jersey area today, according to the National Weather Service. Chances of precipitation, including snow, are 90 percent for the region. We're expecting a combination of snow and rain, turning to mostly rain in the early afternoon as temperatures rise above freezing. There is about a 40 percent chance that the mess will turn back to snow later Tuesday night, but no significant accumulations are expected. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The National Weather Service is tracking a storm that could bring heavy wind and rain to the area early next week.
Trick-or-Treaters across the region are crossing their fingers. According to the National Weather Service, there’s a very good chance that a nor’easter will hit the area early next week, just in time to soak the area. Of course as any kid knows, Halloween is Wednesday, Oct. 31. “The potential continues for a very dangerous autumn storm system to affect the region early next week,” said a statement from the service. “This storm will be associated with what is currently Hurricane Sandy. This storm, if it moves toward us, will bring multiple threats to the region.” Among those threats are: • Strong damaging wind gusts • Extremely heavy rainfall • Major flooding along streams and rivers • Major coastal flooding (full moon occurs on Oct. …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 7 pm, and strong wind advisory through midnight.
Beware, there may be some strong winds blowing our way. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for much of New Jersey, including the central part of the state. The watch is in effect through 7 pm. This is part of a storm that is currently passing through Pennsylvania, andalso brings a wind advisory, along with thunderstorms and hail, with it. The area is being warned to expect strong winds with gusts up to 45 mph and lashing rain through midnight tonight. The storm was passing through Monroe County in Pennsylvania around 2 pm. Measurements taken then showed the wind gusts reaching 46 mph with 2-1/2 inches of rain dropped in that area. Homeowners and drivers are warned that winds can topple tree limbs and utility …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A torrential downpour may be on the way in the next few hours.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood advisory for the central New Jersey area, including Middlesex County, until 7:30 pm Tuesday night. Doppler radar shows a band of heavy shower and thunderstorm activity moving from Pennsylvania into the central New Jersey area. The storms, NWS predicts, can dump as much as an inch of rain in a short amount of time. The storms may cause as much as two inches of rainfall in the next few hours. Flooding on roadways and flood-prone areas such as in sections of Woodbridge are possible, NWS says. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Keep the AC turned up!
The Woodbridge area had a reprieve from the heat wave of the past few weeks - but don't turn the air conditioning off quite yet. The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning that the extreme heat will be back today, starting around 1 pm this afternoon and continuing through this evening. They are predicting a heat index of around 100 degrees this afternoon, with a possibility that the extreme temps may carry over into Wednesday. They are warning that young children, the infirm, and the elderly - all of whom can be particularly susceptible to heat exhaustion - should take precautions today and stay in a cool environment. Outdoor activities requiring exertion should be done in the early morning or early evening hours, while avoiding the …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Today you are really going to want to rethink digging up the garden.
We've got at least another 24 hours of 'too hot to handle' weather facing us. Be on the look out today for temperatures with a heat value index of up to 104 degrees by this afternoon in the Woodbridge and central New Jersey area, according to the National Weather Service. Record highs are being predicted as dangerous heat surges across the Northeast today. The NSW has issued an 'excessive heat warning', meaning that the combination of heat and humidity can be a lethal mix, particularly for pets, small children, the elderly, and the incapacitated. The heat surge is supposed to start gradually dropping in degree starting around 6 am Friday morning, until temperatures reach more seasonable levels on Saturday. Temperatures Thursday night are …