BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — A flood watch will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Friday with up to 1½ inches of  rain expected to soak the Jersey Shore before it all ends, according to the National Weather Service.

With widespread moderate to locally heavy rain expected throughout the day and early evening, flood-prone roadways and poor drainage areas will likely be affected by the inclement weather.

However, once the rain clears the region, the forecast for tomorrow calls for plenty of sun and temperatures possibly reaching the low 50s.

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Here is the latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Periods of rain. High near 55. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of showers, mainly before 11 p.m. Patchy fog before midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

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