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April Nor'easter Dumps Heavy Rain On Jersey Shore

Up to 4 inches of rain is expected

 

A spring nor'easter with rain and high winds soacked the Jersey Shore on Sunday and continued to churn on Monday morning.

From the shore north through New York City and into southern New England, up to 4 inches of rain is expected to fall by mid-morning on Monay. A coastal flood warning has been declared for the area.

The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning for the area on Sunday but predicted the storm calming to a drizzle this evening.

This morning's forecast calls for areas of drizzle before 10 a.m., then isolated showers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., then scattered sprinkles after 2 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind between 14 and 23 mph.

For the evening, scattered sprinkles before 8 p.m., said the National Weather Service. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a west wind between 13 and 20 mph.

"Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams, and ponding of water in urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots," warned the National Weather Service, which still has hazardous weather outlooks in place for Burlington and Middlesex counties and elsewhere.

The National Weathe Service's Forecast for the Long Branch-Eatontown area is:

Today: Areas of drizzle before 11am, then isolated showers between 11am and 2pm, then scattered sprinkles after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 17 and 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Scattered sprinkles before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a west wind between 17 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday: A chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a west wind between 18 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. West wind between 7 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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