The National Weather Service has upgraded the coastal flood watch to a coastal flood warning, as of Friday morning. This warning is in addition to the winter storm warning and hazardous weather outlook already issued for the Matawan-Aberdeen area.
A wintery mix has already begun to fall on the Bayshore. The National Weather Service predicts that moderate flooding will be experienced by coastal communities during Friday evening's high tide. Moderate flooding is expected during Saturday morning's high tide.
The National Weather Service also predicts that rain and snow will continue to fall before turning into all snow at about 11 p.m. Friday. Snow is expected to fall until about 10 a.m. Saturday morning, resulting in anywhere between five to nine inches of snow.
In addition to the coastal flooding, rain and snow, the National Weather Service predicts there will be blustery winds between 15 and 20 miles per hour with gusts as high as 33 miles per hour.
By Saturday morning the snow is expected to slow down making for a sunny and windy start to the weekend.
Prior to the storm in Matawan, the Matawan Department of Public Works asks that residents remove their vehicles from borough streets. Salting begins once the snow starts to fall, however plowing does not typically begin until there are about four inches of snow on the ground.
In Aberdeen, parking is prohibited in Strathmore, Heather Glen, Santa Fe Junction and The Orchards. Alternative parking will be in effect in Cliffwood, Cliffwood Beach, Oakshades, River Gardens, near the train station, near the high school and in the Freneau/Woodfield area unless otherwise noted by a street sign. If snow falls on an odd day, parking is prohibited on the even-number side of the street and vice versa.