(ABOVE: Photo via WUNC.org)
This Halloweekend, Mother Nature might be putting on her dirty weather costume…
Hudson County/Metro NYC will be hit by a Nor’easter stemming from the aftermath of Hurricane Willa, as that system collides with the Jet Stream and slides north along the coast, bringing heavy rains and potentially damaging winds.
Impact could arrive late Friday night/early Saturday morning, meaning most of Saturday afternoon looks wet and wild, with 1-2 inches of rain falling by Saturday afternoon.
Hoboken/Jersey City/Weehawken will be under a Coastal Flooding Warning between 9:oo a.m. and Noon. High tide is 10:42 a.m., presenting conditions conducive to flooding. North Hudson Sewerage Authority have reportedly taken steps to clear drainage, in hopes of mitigating the impacts.
In addition, we’ll be facing high winds that may be gusting around 40-50 mph. Residents are asked to secure all outdoor items—garbage cans, pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons, witches, black cats, spiders, mummies, headless horsemen, gravestones…
It should begin to clear out by Saturday evening, with temps in the lower 50s, then dipping down to 47 degrees. Keep that in mind when selecting your costume.
Meanwhile, the extended forecast for trick-or-treating on Wednesday looks pretty good for now—mid 60s and clear.