The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watches through Friday for New Jersey because a cold front will interact with tropical air from Arthur, the Cat 1 hurricane that is heading towards NC. Forecasters say the potential exists for 1 to 3 inches of rain.
Enhanced rip currents are expected today through the Saturday as Arthur moves up the east coast. Beach goers are cautioned to obey lifeguards and not swim at unguarded beaches.
This is NOT a Super Storm Sandy or even an Irene. No landfall is expected in New Jersey. However…heavy rain, rip currents, heavy surf and potentially wind and tidal flooding are hazards to be aware of as we head into a major holiday weekend.