Heavy thunderstorms with flooding is expected for Monmouth County.
A Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Special Weather Statement has been issued for Manalapan and other areas of Monmouth County. According to the statement, strong thunderstorms with heavy rain expected causing as much as 1.5 inches of rain to fall within 45 minutes from storms. 30 to 40 mile-per-hour gusts are also possible with these storms. The statement further explains that due to the heavy rains, road flooding is likely. Tracking of the storms is believed to be moving from West Freehold to Holmdel. The warning of heavy thunderstorms and rain is currently issued until Tuesday morning. For more information on these weather statements visit weather.gov.
Extreme heat is expected this afternoon and strong storms are predicted to roll in tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for central New Jersey due to the extreme hot temperatures and high humidity which create an unsafe environment. The heat advisory will remain in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. The heat indexes for our area will reach between 99 and 104 degrees this afternoon, according to the NWS. The impacts of the immense heat and humidity affect everyone, especially the elderly, children, and people who are sick. Some precautionary measures the National Weather Service recommends are: In addition to the extreme heat, a Hazardous Weather outlook has also been issued for this afternoon and tonight. Strong thunderstorms are expected to come through the area which will bring heavy rain, strong winds, …