Winds will remain gusty through late this afternoon until a strong low pressure system off New England pulls further away from the region, forecasters say.
A High Wind Warning remains in effect for the Jersey Shore through 6 p.m.
Winds out of the northwest are sustained at 25 to 35 miles per hour, and some gusts up to 60 mph are a possible, according to the National Weather Service.
The highest winds are along the immediate coast, with some areas seeing gusts over 40 miles per hour this morning. Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island clocked a 49 mph gust at 5:20 a.m.
The winds will gradually weaken later today but not before potentially downing some trees and power lines and spurring power outages.
So far, the National Weather Service says the wind speeds and gusts have not been “overly impressive,” stating that the strongest winds should be occurring during the morning hours.
Power outages not have been an issue at the Jersey Shore. Only a few hundred are without power as of 9 a.m. in the JCP&L and AC Electric coverage areas.