Flash Flood Warning for portions of Monmouth, Ocean counties Tuesday afternoon

    Heavy rain from a line of thunderstorms has spurred forecasters to issue a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Central Jersey Tuesday afternoon.

    At 1:48 p.m., doppler radar estimates that flash flooding is occurring over the warned area, which covers western Monmouth County, northwestern Ocean County, and eastern Middlesex County, according to a bulletin issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ.

    Additional rainfall amounts of up to two inches are possible, the bulletin states. 

    The warning is set to expire at 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

    “Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads, make the smart choice: turn around, don’t drown,” the National Weather Service bulletin advises. 

    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for New Jersey until 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

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