New Jersey residents in the barrier islands and low-lying towns may need to consider a voluntary evacuation as this Nor'easter looms over them.
The Toms River Office of Emergency Management issued a voluntary evacuation of homes with a high risk of flooding beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.
That came after the National Weather Service announced a coastal flood warning for several areas from early Friday evening to Saturday morning.
Flooding will be possible and even likely at high tide on Friday, especially in areas like Ocean County.
Gov. Christie said in a press conference on Friday that all emergency services are on full alert. He assured residents that there is a full state-wide mobilization happening to keep roadways, bridges, and railways clear for people who must travel.
"Driving will be treacherous tonight," Christie said. "If you do not have to drive, please don't."
The governor also said residents should be prepared for power outages because of the high winds that will accompany the storm.
The director of the Office of Emergency Management recommended that people in flood-prone areas move cars to higher ground, and he said do not drive on flooded streets should waters rise.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.