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Weakened Karen Will Still Bring Heavy Rain To New Jersey

Former Tropical Storm Karen, now a just a remnant low pressure after disapating in the Gulf of Mexico, will still bring heavy rain to New Jersey on Monday afternoon and Tuesday.

 Residents evacuate as heavy rains and wind begin in Grand Isle ahead of Karen on Friday
Residents evacuate as heavy rains and wind begin in Grand Isle ahead of Karen on Friday (Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

What was Tropical Storm Karen is now just remnants, drifting in the Gulf of Mexico. And things are looking pretty good in parts of Louisiana that were bracing for flooding. A spokeswoman for Plaquemines Parish says there’s been some rain but no street flooding, and officials have closed a shelter where more than 80 people had taken refuge yesterday.

 

The weakening storm system had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph It was about 165 miles (270 kms) west-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River before dawn.

As the remnants approach New Jersey, they will become part of a cold front also approaching the area. The latest briefing issued by the National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly office still expects 1-2 inches of rain to begin falling in all of New Jersey on Monday afternoon and last through the evening.

There could be some areas with 2-4 inches of rain and wind gusts of 25-35 MPH from strong thunderstorms leading to areas of localized street flooding in poor drainage areas.

High tide on Monday and Tuesday morning could bring minor nuisance tidal flooding.

River flooding is not expected to be a problem because of our recent run of dry weather.

 

 Following the rain, sunny skies will return for the rest of the week with seasonable temperatures in the 70s.

Get the latest on Karen’s track and expected effect on New Jersey by texting WEATHER to 89000 for updates.

NJ 101.5 SMS Alerts (Max 8msg/mth); T&C and Privacy Policy at 89000.mobi. Reply STOP to opt-out or HELP for help.  Msg & Data rates may apply.

 



The Associated Press contributed to this report

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