Coastal storm to bring rain, wind to area Tuesday

- Make sure you grab an umbrella before you leave the house Tuesday, as we brace for quite a damp day in our area.

A coastal storm will make its way to the Philadelphia area dropping rain on shore towns as well as the city. The Lehigh Valley is not expected to see too much rain from this system as it continues to hug the coast and make its way north.

The system is expected to bring mostly rain, which could be heavy at times, along with some strong winds.

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Folks down the shore should keep an eye out for some minor coastal flooding during high tide around 2 p.m. Tuesday. The storm is also expected to bring dangerous surf and rip currents off shore.

A high rip current risk is in effect Tuesday along the New Jersey shore. Swimmers should obey lifeguards and use caution.

A high surf advisory is in effect from Ocean County to the southern tip of New Jersey until Wednesday.

A gale warning is in effect until Wednesday from Manasquan Inlet to Cape May. Forecasters are predicting powerful northeast wind gusts.

The good news comes on Wednesday, as things start to warm back up with some sun and a high of 80 degrees. Then on Thursday, we say goodbye to August with a high of 84, followed by a high of 73 for our first day of September on Friday. 

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