Heavy rain falling across parts of NJ; flooding throughout the state

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Heavy rain showers are still falling across parts of New Jersey, causing dangerous flooding conditions.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the state, which is in effect through midnight.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Michele Powers says that parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties saw up to 6 inches of rain by Monday afternoon. Several towns have declared state of emergencies due to the conditions.

MORE: News 12 New Jersey Weather Center

The rain is expected to last through the overnight hours with scattered thunderstorms. Temperatures should cool into the low-60s.

Tuesday should see a chance of thunderstorms with temperatures in the upper-70s.

The rain is expected to clear for a time by Wednesday. Wednesday should see mostly sunny skies with high temperatures near 87 degrees.

More rain is expected for Friday, going into the weekend.

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