A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. Saturday, according to a bulletin from the National Weather Service.
The advisory covers coastal waters out 20 nautical miles from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet.
Mariners should be prepared for northeast winds at 10 to 20 knots, with gusts up to 25 knots, and seas running at three to five feet.
“A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots and or seas of five feet or greater are anticipated,” the bulletin advises. “Winds and seas within these ranges are expected to produce hazardous conditions for small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.”
Marine conditions are expected to improve after the low pressure system responsible for heavy rainfall in coastal New Jersey moves further out to sea later Saturday.