Flood Advisory in effect for Monmouth, Ocean counties until this evening

     Radar imagery at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, showing heavy rain approaching the Jersey Shore.

    Radar imagery at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, showing heavy rain approaching the Jersey Shore.

    Forecasters are concerned about flooding due to heavy rainfall expected through this evening. 

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as other portions of New Jersey (see here), until 7:45 p.m. today.

    Rain will be heavy at times, with totals of at least one inch to one inch and three-quarters, according to the National Weather Service.

    “This rain will cause considerable poor drainage and street flooding by mid-afternoon. Small streams that are not solid ice cover will show sharp rises, and several may exceed bankfull sometime late this afternoon or evening, even after the rain ends,” the Flood Advisory bulletin states. 

    Motorists should watch out for ponding of water in urban areas and on highways, streets, underpasses as well as poor drainage areas and low-lying spots. 

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