Coastal Flooding Possible Late Wed.
Another National Weather Service update coming Monday
Coastal flooding may be just one of the features of harsher weather moving into the Jersey Shore region late Wednesday into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
The 5 p.m. briefing from the weather service is as follows:
•Low Pressure from the midwest is expected to intensify along the Virginia/ North Carolina coast around midweek, then move east or northeast late Wednesday and Thursday.
•Moderate to major coastal flooding is possible along the Atlantic Coast (both NJ and DE). Moderate flooding is possible along the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware Bay, tidal Delaware River, and the Raritan Bay. Tides to watch are Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
•Winds could gust to 60 MPH along the Delaware and southern NJ coasts. Gusts in the 40 to 45 mph range are possible further inland, even in eastern PA.
•Based on current model tracks, the heaviest precipitation with this system could pass by just to our south. Any deviation northward could place portions of our County Warning Area (CWA) under a fresh-water flood threat.
•While the numerical models are beginning to converge of similar solutions, there is still some uncertainty with the details of this storm. Please check our website for up-to-date information: www.weather.gov/phi
•Another briefing package will be issued on Monday."
For more information, see the National Weather Service briefing attached as a PDF.