BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Although only showers are in the forecast, a coastal flood warning that covers the entire coast of Monmouth County will remain in effect through early Saturday morning.
As an off-shore storm continues its northeastern trek, moderate coastal flooding is expected at high tide through October 12 for the Jersey Shore, increasing the risk of significant beach erosion, according to the National Weather Service. On October 11, the next two high tides along the Belmar beachfront will be at 7:03 a.m. and 6:22 p.m., and along the Shark River at 6:46 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Wind gusts could reach up to 40 mph on land, and gale force winds of 35 to 40 knots and 10 to 15 foot seas will make marine navigation difficult, the service reported.
For a detailed summary of the National Weather Service’s latest briefing issued at 5 a.m. on October 11, click here.
Here is the latest forecast from the National Weather Service:
Today: A chance of showers, mainly after 5 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a north wind around 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. North wind 7 to 13 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph after midnight.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
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