- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The first round of heavy rain has exited New Jersey, but more rain is expected throughout the week.

Wednesday’s overnight storm slowed traffic and caused ponding on some roads.

Officials are taking precautions for the rest of the week as forecasters closely follow Tropical Storm Joaquin. They say Joaquin’s track is uncertain, but another round of heavy rain could cause problems late this weekend depending on the storm’s path.

A high rip current risk remains in effect through Wednesday night along the entire New Jersey coast. Forecasters say southerly winds combined with swells of 5 to 7 feet are creating rough seas.

Forecasters say widespread minor tidal flooding is expected during high tide beginning Thursday and possibly lasting into the weekend.

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