NJ breathes a sigh of relief as storm steers west
New Jersey citizens must have breathed a sigh of relief as a storm system which was expected to hit the state steered west, according to the National Weather Service.
The state, which has witnessed record summer rains, the fury of Hurricane Irene and also Tropical Storm Lee was worried about another storm creating havoc again.
According to Jim Poirier, NWS meteorologist, “Right now the thinking is that the heaviest rains will happen offshore. That’s a good place for it to fall.”
The already inundated regions in the north will be spared.
Flood watch canceled
A flood watch, which had been issued for most parts of the states, was canceled.
There are no chances of the watch being reissued as the threat of the storm and the resultant rains do not loom over the Garden State anymore.
According to NWS meteorologist, Anthony Gigi, South eastern New Jersey could get half- inch of rain, and the northern regions are expected to get just one tenth of an inch.
“Major river flooding doesn’t look like it’s possible,” said Gigi. The rainy weather, however, is expected to continue till Thursday.