The following was issued by the National Weather Service Thursday, October 31st, at 3:40pm:
1) There remains a risk of severe storms late this evening into the overnight hours (see attached graphics). The main threat is damaging winds. A line of showers with embedded storms is expected to move through the area between approximately 8 pm and 2 am. Though there may be little or even no lightning with the precipitation, very strong winds will be present aloft. Some of these winds may reach the surface in the heavier showers. The line of showers and storms is expected to weaken as it reaches the coast; however, gusty to potentially damaging winds cannot be ruled out along portions of the line all the way to the coast.
2) Locally heavy rainfall remains possible northwest of the Interstate 95 corridor through tonight, with the highest totals expected in the Poconos. The main risk with the heavy rainfall is poor-drainage flooding, though an isolated instance of flash flooding cannot be ruled out.
3) After the line of showers and storms moves through overnight, a period of gusty west winds will occur through Friday. Wind gusts may approach 45 mph along the coast (with 30 to 40 mph gusts possible farther inland). Some scattered power outages may occur as a result of these winds.
4) A Wind Advisory has been issued for the coastal counties of New Jersey. It is in effect from 8 pm this evening until 5 am Friday (see attached graphic).
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