New Jersey hit by coastal storm

October 15, 2009 3:58:52 PM PDT
Most of New Jersey was soaked Thursday by heavy rains from a coastal storm that also spurred the state's first snowfall of the season. RELATED: Get the latest forecast from Accuweather
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And the National Weather Service said more nasty weather was on the way for the Garden State, with showers and chilly temperatures expected through the weekend and minor to moderate tidal flooding also possible.

Flurries were reported Thursday morning in the higher elevation areas of Sussex County in northwestern Jersey, and about 3 inches of snow was expected to fall there through the weekend. But the wintry weather was not causing any major travel problems.

Meanwhile, onshore winds increased throughout the day Thursday, posing a risk to tree limbs and power lines across the state.

And a high wind warning was in effect from Ocean County south, with forecasters saying northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph could gust to nearly 60 mph.


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