Minor coastal flooding reported along the Jersey Shore

Minor flooding has been reported along the Jersey Shore after the early morning high tide. Water covered streets were seen in Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Absecon, Aberdeen, Egg Harbor Township and Wildwood.

In Mantoloking, N.J., powerful waves broke through a temporary dune early-morning this morning. Mantoloking Detective Stacy Ferris said the breach spanned three oceanfront properties, sending 3 to 6 inches of water flowing through onto Route 35, the main road through the narrow barrier island community. The road was closed for several hours but has now reopened.

The state Department of Transportation, along with Mantoloking’s own public works crews and contractors, were busy scooping and pushing sand back into the breach to prepare for this afternoon’s 3 p.m. high tide. “We’re going to plug that hole before the next high tide,” Ferris said.

 

Forecasts for points along the Jersey Shore

 

Atlantic City

     Coastal Flood Warning in effect till Friday 9 a.m.

Today – Isolated rain showers with highs in the mid 40s. Breezy with winds 25-30 mph.

Tonight – Cloudy with a 50 percent chance for rain and snow. Expect light winds 20-25 mph with lowers in the lower 30s.

 

Cape May

     Coastal Flood Warning in effect till Friday 9 a.m.

Today – Cloudy with light rain possible. High temperatures will tap the mid 40s. Breezy conditions with winds 20-30 mph possible.

Tonight – A 50 percent chance for rain and snow. Breezy with lows near 32 degrees.

 

Seaside Heights

     Coastal Flood Warning in effect till Friday 9 a.m.

Today – A chance for rain showers, breezy and a high near 45.

Tonight – Rain likely with a possibility of some snow mixed in. Low will be near the freezing point.

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