Weather forecasters warn of coastal flooding threat

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Coast flood warnings and watches are in effect up and down the New Jersey coast as rain continues in the state.

The National Weather Service warned that major coastal flooding is likely Thursday through the weekend.

Major tidal flooding is most likely around high tides.

Heavy rains are expected through the weekend as Hurricane Joaquin is makes its way toward New Jersey. The most recent forecast says the storm could make landfall as a tropical storm in New Jersey early Tuesday morning.

The weather service warns people to be prepared for rising water levels and not to drive through flood waters.

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