Flash flood warning in effect for portions of Ocean, Atlantic counties

     Radar image at 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

    Radar image at 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

    Flooding is likely through early tomorrow morning, according to the National Weather Service.

    A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for central Atlantic County and central Ocean County until 12:30 a.m. tomorrow. A Flood Advisory is in effect for Monmouth and Ocean counties until 12:15 a.m. tomorrow.

    From the Flash Flood Warning bulletin:

    At 8:27 p.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Between two and three inches of rain have already fallen. More rain is expected this evening. This amount of rain in a short period of time will lead to flash flooding.

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    Forecasters advise to not drive a vehicle through water covered roadways.

    “The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely,” the bulletin warns. “Move to higher ground now. Be especially cautions at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.”

    The National Weather Service expects rain to taper off early tomorrow morning, with conditions improving during the day. 

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