The advisory for minor flooding in poor drainage areas was issued for Morris County, northeastern Monmouth County, northeastern Somerset County, and northeastern Middlesex County.
In Newark, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose advised motorists to avoid many streets that are expected to be flooded.
Ambrose warned that drivers could become stranded by driving through flooded streets and high water.
Meteorologist Jeff Smith said nearly two inches of rain fell in a short time in parts of Newark.
Authorities responded to a call of a motorist stuck in about three feet of water on Wilson Avenue and Avenue L in Newark.
Newark police say the following locations should be avoided due to flooding conditions or the potential for flooding:
--Clay Street and McCarter Highway
--South Street and VanBuren Street
--Jefferson and Chestnut Streets
--State Street near Broad Street
--Jabez and Backus Streets
--357 Wilson Avenue
--Manufacturers Place and Hyatt Street
--Magazine Street and Avenue L
--Avenue L and Wilson Avenue
--Ferry and Foundry Streets
--McClellan and Frelinghuysen Avenue
Meteorologist Lee Goldberg says there may be sleet further north.
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