A that had been scheduled for 2 to 9 p.m. today in Point Beach has been cancelled due to predictions of thunderstorms.
The event had been scheduled by the Point Beach Recreation Committee at the Maryland Avenue beach.
According to an updated weather forecast just released by , citing the National Weather Service as a source, the forecast is as follows:
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ 1017 AM EDT SAT SEP 8 2012
NJZ013-014-020-026-081500-COASTAL OCEAN NJ-EASTERN MONMOUTH NJ-OCEAN NJ-WESTERN MONMOUTH NJ-1017 AM EDT SAT SEP 8 2012
...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES...
AT 1014 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8 MILES NORTH OF TOMS RIVER...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. THE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR WEST BELMAR...SOUTH BELMAR AROUND 1030 AM...OCEAN GROVE AND NEPTUNE CITY AROUND 1045 AM.
VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL FROM THIS STORM...AND WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADS AND QUICKLY FILL POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.