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Four to Six Inch Rain Totals Expected

4-30-14

Science and Operations Officer for NOAA in Mount Holly Alan Cope told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that a total of four to six inches of rain is expected through tomorrow morning.

Cope said that there has been about three inches of rain in Hunterdon and Mercer counties, ranging down to half an inch Cape May County, and the heaviest rain is moving to the northern-central part of the state.

“There is quite a bit of rain coming down our way from Virginia and Maryland. I expect that we will see another two to three inches before it is over later tonight. Totals are expected to be four to six inches,” said Cope.

As for the effect on creeks and rivers, Cope said that it depends on how concentrated the rain is. He said he expects to see a lot of streams overflowing, as well as some flooding.

He said that the rain should end by sometime tomorrow morning. He said that waterways like the Raritan and the Passaic will be running high until possibly Friday or Saturday.

According to Cope, after the rain ends tomorrow morning, there are not any other significant rain storms expected this week.