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Jose Poses Tropical Storm Threat Along Jersey Shore

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) – Jose is threatening the New Jersey shore with rough surf, powerful winds and the chance for storm surge.

Currently moving N at 10 mph, Jose is expected to produce heavy rain as it passes near southern New England and the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Total accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected over eastern Long Island, southeast Connecticut, southern Rhode Island, and southeast Massachusetts, including Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

A Tropical Storm Watch, previously issued for parts of South Jersey has been canceled Monday night.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 75 mph with higher gusts Monday night. Residents along South Jersey could see gust up to 40 mph.

Meteorologist Lauren Casey says residents along Jersey Shore could see moderate tidal flooding, beach erosion and very strong rip currents.

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A Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect for South Jersey: Atlantic; Cape May; Cumberland; Middlesex; Ocean; Southeastern Burlington; Western Monmouth.

AIR TRAVEL

Due to Jose, American Airlines issued a travel alert covering 11 airports in the Northeast, including Philadelphia International Airport.

American Airlines says customers should check the status of their flight before heading to the airport.

FREE PARKING

At the request of the City of Atlantic City’s Office of Emergency Management, the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has authorized the Wave Parking Garage, located at the corner of Mississippi and Fairmount avenues, to provide free overnight parking for all area residents and visitors from 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017  through 6:00 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 in preparation for the impending high tide flooding conditions.

Parking will only be permitted between the second and top floors of the garage during this time.  Parking on the first floor will be prohibited due to the possibility of flooding.  Standard Parking personnel will be on duty through the overnight hours.

The Wave Garage’s gates will remain open until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 21.  After 6:00 a.m. attendants will resume charging new vehicles entering the garage.

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