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UPDATE: Fireworks postponed, parade canceled

According to an automated phone call from the borough, the Barrington Independence Day parade scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight has been canceled. The borough fireworks, also schedule for tonight, have been postponed to Sunday night.

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Original story below:

Thunderstorms predicted tonight, flash-flood warning issued; no decision yet on fireworks, parade

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the region. Thunderstorms are possible from the afternoon all the way through into Friday.

235564The thunderstorms may be severe, according to the weather service’s “Tropical Storm Arthur and Heavy Rainfall Threat” briefing.

Barrington’s Independence Day parade is set for 6:30 p.m. today. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

Some other South Jersey communities — including nearby Haddonfield — already have postponed their fireworks displays.

Councilwoman Patti Porter-Nicholson said she would be meeting with the Public Safety Department this afternoon and would share the decision as quickly as possible.

The parade, if canceled, would not be rescheduled, according to borough clerk Terry Shannon. The rain date for fireworks is Sunday.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST FOR 08007:

  • Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. Light west wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 72. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
  • Independence Day: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. North wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Friday Night: A chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

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