The National Weather Service has updated it advisories and warnings for this evening, including its winter weather advisory and storm warnings. Winds are expected to be between 25mph to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph tonight, according to an advisory posted on Accuweather.com. Cranford has not issued any specific warnings, but precautions have been in place since earlier today.
Cranford Fire Lt. Frank Genova said the department received extra shipments of gas and diesel fuel already. He said he hadn't heard of any warning about flooding. "They're calling for 1 to 2 inches. I don't think it'll be the river coming up," he said. Still, the fire station fuel pumps were helping to fuel up township emergency vehicles throughout the day, he said.
The National Weather Service in Upton, in Burlington County, issued a flood watch warning early in the morning, mentioning western Union County, including several other areas in New Jersey and New York as areas in the path of the storm.
"I'm hoping this one is just going to miss us," said Genova. "North and west of us are getting slammed."
Meteorologist David Stark told Patch in a separate article that Essex and Union counties "can expect more of a freezing rain and rain mix," throughout the storm. Temperatures were expected to hand in the mid 30s throughout the evening. An areal flood watch remains in effect until 11a.m. according to the National Weather Service.