Weekend to end rainy, windy at the Jersey Shore

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After a pleasant Saturday at the Jersey Shore, the weekend will end with rainy and windy conditions, forecasters say.

The culprit will a quick-moving low pressure system riding up along stalled cold front over the region on Sunday.

The Jersey Shore can expect periods of rain on Sunday, with the heaviest precipitation arriving during the afternoon hours before ending early Monday morning.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a general two to three inches of rain for most of the Shore, with slightly less in Cape May County. The service says there’s a “limited” risk of poor drainage flooding due to leaves clogging drains.

The other major headline will be gusty winds developing late Sunday night, with the strongest occurring during Monday morning.

Some gusts could reach to around 50 miles per hour in coastal areas. Some downed trees and power outages are possible.

Southeasterly winds during the day on Sunday will shift to the west-northwest as the low pressure system heads toward New England.

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