MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the region. The warning issued at 5:20 a.m. Monday says that winds could reach 58 to 73 mph on Tuesday.
Impacts could include damage to roofing and siding along with porches, awning and carports, according to the Weather Service. Trees may be snapped or uprooted, and some roads may become impassable from large debris, the Weather Service said.
As of 6 a.m., Tropical Storm Isais is moving north at 9 mph off of the north coast of Florida.
“The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents,” the Weather Service said.
As of Monday morning, a flash flood watch is in effect with 3 to 6 inches of rainfall anticipated to fall, according to the Weather Service.
The Weather Service advised that the “situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes.”
Additionally, the NJ Office of Emergency Management tweeted this morning that there is currently a moderate risk for dangerous rip currents today along the Jersey Shore due to Tropical Storm Isais. NJ OEM also reminded beachgoers to keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguards are on the stand, and always swim in guarded areas.
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