Posted by Keith Brown
As a tropical storm forecast to bring up to four inches of rain and some flooding to the Shore Area, beach towns still reeling from Superstorm Sandy are on alert.
The storm — which contains some remnants of Tropical Storm Karen — is expected to bring the worst flooding to Southern New Jersey, where the coastal flooding around high tide is expected to reach moderate levels, according to the service.
The flood threat lessens in Ocean and Monmouth counties, according to the service, where minor coastal flooding is expected, but moderate is possible.
Gale force wind conditions — gusting at 40 to 45 mph. at the coast, 20 to 35 mph inland — are likely along portions of the Atlantic Coast. Prolonged northeast winds will cause seas to build up to 12 feet offshore, with waves in the surf zone building to 6 to 8 feet, the service says.