Pea soup thick fog blankets the Jersey Shore

     (Image: @manekeneko via Instagram)

    (Image: @manekeneko via Instagram)

    Visibility is extremely limited this morning in coastal sections of the Jersey Shore.

    The National Weather Service says to be prepared for rapid reductions in visibility at the Shore counties. 

    Seaside Heights Administrator Chris Vaz warns the motorists from throughout the region who are heading to the borough for today’s Polar Bear Plunge.

    He says visibility leading from the mainland into Seaside Heights is an eight-of-a-mile or less, adding that sun was attempting to break out in the beach community at 8:40 a.m. 

    Traffic was flowing freely into Seaside Heights at the time, Vaz said. 

    At 9 a.m., a live stream over the ocean in Seaside Heights from NJ Beach Cams shows filtered sunshine interacting with the low-lying fog. 

    Nearby along the Barnegat Bay, Peggy Friend posted an image on Twitter that depicts the low visibility

    WNBC’s Brian Thompson shared a video on Twitter of what he dubs “first class” fog in Monmouth Beach. 

    The Deal Police Department issued a statement on Twitter for motorists to drive with caution. 

    In Stone Harbor, Zeke Orzech captured an image of a”fog bow.”

    Finally, in Avon, JSHN contributor @manekeneko, who shot the image above and shared on Instagram, says driving is difficult with the low visibility. 

    The National Weather Service expects the fog to burn off later this morning.

    Showers and thunderstorms are possible later, and some could become severe. The lowest risk for severe weather is at the Jersey Shore as forecasters expect the storms to weaken due to the cooler ocean influence producing a more stable environment. 

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