Baristanet meteorologist Deb Galant isn’t even in town today, but just emailed a “watch your back” severe weather warning to share with y’all…and I’m sure there’ll be photos over the weekend as she dodges the drops..
Precautions in the event of power outages (from Glen Ridge township & PSE&G: )
¬∑ Charge your cell phone before the storm and anything else that needs to be charged.
¬∑ Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Food will stay frozen between 36 and 48 hours in a full size loaded freezer (24 hours in a half size) if the door is closed.
¬∑ Turn off any lights and appliances to avoid overloading home circuits once power is restored
¬∑ Stay clear of areas with a lot of debris, there may be energized wires
¬∑ Use battery radios to receive information
¬∑ Do not use charcoal indoors
¬∑ Check Flashlights for batteries, avoid using candles.
¬∑ Flooded basements ‚Äì DO NOT go into flood basements if energized wires are present.
GLEN RIDGE POLICE: 973-748-5400
National Weather Service advised there would need to be about seven inches of rain for any severe flooding to occur.
What to expect in Baristaville from the National Weather Service ( Mt. Holly NJ radar base:
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 76. South wind between 5 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between two and three inches possible.
Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a low around 63. Windy, with a north wind 28 to 31 mph decreasing to between 9 and 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three and four inches possible.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. North wind between 6 and 9 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.