SOMERSET HILLS NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Somerset and Morris Counties through 8:00 am on Tuesday.  A flood watch means that there is potential for flooding based on the current forecast.  The Somerset County Sheriff's Office and police departments in the Somerset Hills have alerted residents to the risk of flooding and have cautioned residents to be prepared for potential flooding.

The Nor'easter that is pounding the Jersey Shore is making its presence felt in the Somerset Hills with high winds and heavy rain.  The National Weather Service predicts moderate to heavy rain overnight, resulting in minor flooding along streams and creeks and in areas of poor drainage.

As of 10:33 pm, the storm had caused only limited power outages in the Somerset Hills.  Jersey Central Power and Light reports "less than five" power outages among its Peapack-Gladstone customers.  There are no reported power outages in Bernardsville, Bedminster or Far Hills.