Minor tidal flooding likely in some N.J. areas Sunday

Minor tidal flooding in Seaside Park Friday morning. (Photo: Dominick Solazzo)

Minor tidal flooding in Seaside Park Friday morning. (Photo: Dominick Solazzo)

Spotty to minor tidal flooding is likely in portions of the Jersey Shore Sunday, forecasters say.

The National Weather Service says a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from noon to 6 p.m. for Ocean County, where minor tidal flooding is likely. Spotty tidal flooding is possible elsewhere, especially in Monmouth County.

It’s due to continuing onshore flow, forecasters say.

The advisory is in effect from noon until 6 p.m. High tide along the Ocean County oceanfront occurs between 1 and 2 p.m. High tide along the back bays occurs later.

A Coastal Flooding Advisory statement says one-half foot of saltwater inundation above the ground level is possible in vulnerable areas.

Minor roadway flooding is possible on Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach, and other locations near Barnegat Bay, according to the advisory.

“Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be deeper than you think it is,” the advisory warns. “You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to costly repairs.”

The National Weather Service says moderate to heavy rainfall with continue through Sunday night accompanied by gusty northeast winds.

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