Major Weather Event Expected in Morris County
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • 4:25pm
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring what has been described as a complex storm system that is expected to approach us over the next 12-18 hours. Based on information which has been provided to us by our meteorological partners, it appears that the main threat for flooding and damaging winds is tonight. Currently, they are monitoring a line of storms in the central PA area. It appears that the storm may weaken before it reaches our area, but it still could produce rain showers towards sunset and gusty winds. They are also anticipating a cold front to move through around or just after midnight. A widespread area of heavy rain will likely be accompanied and possibly damaging winds in excess of 50MPH. The area of time that we are mostly concerned with based on data is between 10p and 5a. It is anticipated that the increased winds will follow into tomorrow.
Residents should be proactive and secure light-weight outdoor objects such as patio furniture, garbage cans and other items which may be vulnerable to increased winds.