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The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly has issued a briefing regarding the “heavy rainfall and tropical threat for July 3rd – July 5th.”
The briefing covers almost all of New Jersey, all of Delaware and much of eastern Pennsylvania. It warns of showers and thunderstorms that could be slow moving with heavy rainfall Thursday afternoon into Friday.
Barrington’s annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks are scheduled for Thursday evening. Borough Clerk Terry Shannon told the Bulletin that the rain date for fireworks is July 6. There is no rain date for the parade; it would just be cancelled.
The weather service noted the storm could result in flash flooding and my include concerns about wind and tides.
“This is NOT Super Storm Sandy,” the briefing made clear. “No (tropical storm) landfall is expected in New Jersey or Delaware. However…heavy rain, winds, tidal and fresh water flooding, rip currents and heavy surf are possible as we head into a major holiday weekend.”