Rough surf to impact NJ by late Tuesday

    Long period swells from Tropical Storm Bertha will spur rough surf and rip currents in New Jersey by late Tuesday, forecasters say.

    While the tropical system is expected to remain well offshore, it is expected to make swimming treacherous during peak vacation season at the Jersey Shore.

    The swells will be generated from high winds near Bertha’s center of circulation and propelled outward toward the Eastern Seaboard, according to an AccuWeather.com report

    With Bertha expected to strengthen to possibly a Category 1 hurricane by late Monday, the swells will intensify, the AccuWeather.com report said.

    At the Jersey Shore, waves are expected to peak at four feet at 12 seconds on Wednesday, according to magicseaweed.com.

    But by Thursday, when the tropical system is expected to be off the Canadian Maritimes, swimming conditions should begin to improve. 

    Photo by Robert Siliato Photography

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