The National Weather Service is predicting that heavy rain combined with high tide will cause moderate flooding in communities along the Raritan Bay tonight and potentially Thursday morning.
Wind between 23 and 35 miles per hour with gusts reaching 50 miles per hour are also predicted between 4 p.m. on Wednesday through 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
The wind may cause property damage, especially to holiday decorations that are not secured well enough. Branches may also be blown down, the service says, causing scattered power outages in the region. The National Weather Service also cautions drivers that operating high profile vehicles during high winds, especially on elevated roads, can be dangerous.
By Thursday night, the weather is predicted to return to partly cloudly with slight winds.