wv_0401a.JPGIt might be best to know where higher ground is this weekend, especially if you live north and west of the city. A low pressure system currently centered over Alabama is going to bring massive amounts of Gulf moisture to our neighborhood starting tomorrow. The moisture is the orange spot over Georgia in the satellite image. The Weather Service is calling for 2-3 inches of rain across the area, with 4 inches or more at some locations. The ground is already saturated over much of our region and northeastern New Jersey looks particularly vulnerable to a major flood event.

The city Office of Emergency Management reminds us that flash flooding is the leading cause of death associated with thunderstorms. As its name implies flash flooding occur with little or no warning. The rainfall expected tomorrow may be intense enough to disrupt subway service (remember Frances?). Give yourself some extra travel time if your out while it is raining tomorrow.

Don't forget, Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. Set your clocks ahead an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.