Heavy rain has prompted several flash flood warnings across northern New Jersey that is producing “life threatening flash flooding,” according to the National Weather Service.
The warnings include over 5 million people.
Reports indicate that more than 3.5 inches of rain has already fallen across areas of New Jersey just west and south of New York City.
Additional rainfall of 1-2 inches is possible through the morning hours. Storm reports from the region indicate high-water rescues, numerous road closures and rivers quickly reaching flood stages.
Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Perth Amboy, Somerset and Morristown are several cities in New Jersey that are included in the flash flood warnings.