As winter storm approaches, coastal flood, high wind warnings issued for Ocean City

Flood waters cover 53rd Street in Ocean City during a January 2016 winter storm that brought major tidal flooding along the shore. Forecasters do not expect coastal flooding to be nearly as severe during an approaching storm set to bring rain, and high winds Monday night and Tuesday.

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CAPE MAY COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning and a high wind warning ahead of a nor'easter mostly set to bring rain in South Jersey.

Moderate tidal flooding is expected along the shore with a Tuesday morning high tide, forecasters said. A Tuesday night high tide could also bring some flooding.

Forecasters are calling for rain Monday night and Tuesday, with a bit of snow possibly falling before it changes to rain Monday night. Strong winds are expected, especially near and at the coast, where gusts could reach 50 to 60 mph.

Precipitation is expected to move in Monday evening with the heaviest expected in the early hours of Tuesday until mid-day. The rain is expected to taper off in the early afternoon.

Unseasonably cold and windy weather is expected to follow once the storm moves out, with some snow showers possibly lingering into Wednesday.

Andrew Parent can be reached at aparent@catamaranmedia.com or 609-365-6173.