Planning a barbecue on this Labor Day weekend?
Not so fast. The National Weather Service says the weekend has a wet start for parts of New Jersey and the Northeastern United States.
The rain probability follows a long sunshine duration and accompanying heatwave, which settled earlier in the week. The heat is expected to return next week.
On Friday, some New Jersey residents woke up to the cloudy skies and the possibility of raindrops.
The storms this weekend are hit through and through, but according to weather reports, there are only a few more kilometers left.
While the holiday weekend is not likely to be a complete escape, AccuWeather says it will be difficult to find a dry day from Saturday to Labor Day over the Mid-Atlantic
Residents further south are more vulnerable, according to weather reports, over their weekend dampened by spotty rainstorms and thunderstorms. In the northeast ̵
A group of rains and storms has led to heavy rains in parts of Burlington Co. this morning. There have been several reports of 4-5 inches over Pemberton and South Hampton Twps. The storms have decreased, but motorists could hit localized floods. #NJwx pic.twitter.com/qWIAhgGMcX
– NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) August 31, 2018
Heavy rain in South Jersey
Some parts of South Jersey was soaked on Friday morning, with reports from the National Weather Service reporting up to 4 to 5 inches of rain in some Burlington County towns. The Rutgers University New Jersey Weather & Climate Network reported 1.71 inches of rainfall in Dennis Township, Cape May County this morning, 1.52 inches in Columbus, Burlington County, and 1.14 inches in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County ,
Prior To date, most South Jersey areas have received less rainfall in August than most of North Jersey, according to data from New Jersey State Climatologist David Robinson's office in Rutgers.
Depending on how much rainfall falls over the entire day on Friday, this month could turn out to be one of the wettest August records in Northern Jersey.
Last Prediction for the Labor Day Weekend  Here is the latest forecast, day after day, for the Labor Day weekend in New Jersey, Friday through Monday. It was last updated on Friday morning, August 31st.
NJ Advance Media employee Len Melisurgo contributed to this report. Anthony G. Attrino can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TonyAttrino . Find NJ.com on Facebook.