WEATHER ADVISORY STATEMENT
Borough of South Toms River, New Jersey
Weather Statement — Coastal Storm
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – 6:30pm
A strong coastal storm will impact the New Jersey coast over the next 36 hours. This storm will bring heavy rains, strong winds and possible minor coastal flooding along the bay front. The weather will deteriorate Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening, with the heaviest rains and strongest winds occurring during the overnight hours into Wednesday afternoon.
Rainfall amounts of up to 4 inches are possible with this storm. As a result, roadway flooding will occur along with typical flooding associated with areas of poor drainage. Motorist should exercise caution when traveling Tuesday night and Wednesday along with allowing for extra time to reach their destination.
Winds sustained between 20mph to 30mph with gust to 50mph will be experiencedTuesday night into Wednesday evening. Residents are urged to secure or bring indoors all items that could become projectiles in the strong winds. This would include trash and recycling cans along with certain holiday decorations.
Some minor tidal flooding could occur at times of high tide on Wednesday. It is recommended that bay front and lagoon residents monitor tidal conditions on Wednesday and take any action necessary to protect property.
At this time, NO WINTER weather conditions are anticipated for most of New Jersey as this storm will be mainly a rain event. Ice and snow are possible in the higher elevations of Pennsylvania and extreme northwestern New Jersey. For the urban areas of New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore, this will be a rain event. However, this storm will produce significant delays for holiday travelers, regardless of mode of transportation.
Sunny, cool and windy weather is forecasted for Thanksgiving Day and the balance of the extended holiday weekend.