Saturday soaker gives way to improving conditions on Mother’s Day

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    Up to three inches of rain could fall in portions of the Jersey Shore by early tomorrow morning as a coastal storm tracks through the region.

    Moderate to heavy rainfall this morning at the Jersey Shore will continue at times through the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service. 

    The latest forecast is calling for the precipitation to taper off this evening as the storm tracks to the northeast. Isolated flooding in urban and poor drainage area is possible. 

    High temperatures today will be 15 to 20 degrees below normal, and a easterly wind will transition to northeasterly and increase during the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. 

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    Spotty minor tidal flooding is possible during the evening high tide. 

    Conditions should slowly begin to improvement tonight, but winds will continue to be gusty at the coast.

    For Mother’s Day, as the system pulls away, northwesterly winds will increase to 25 to 30 miles per by the afternoon. Clouds will dissipate by the afternoon, when skies will become mostly sunny. But forecasters can’t rule out a scattered shower or two. 

    High temperatures will rise into the middle to upper 60s. 

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