Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for this evening

    Minor tidal flooding at the Sea Isle City boat ramp in late April 2014. (Photo: Ben Wurst)

    Minor tidal flooding at the Sea Isle City boat ramp in late April 2014. (Photo: Ben Wurst)

    A Coastal Flooding Advisory will go into effect for the entire Jersey Shore between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. today, according to a National Weather Service bulletin.

    The bulletin advises that minor tidal flooding is likely during this evening’s high tide cycle.

    According to the latest forecast discussion from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, the “marginal” impact is due to the long duration northeasterly flow and increasing astronomical tides toward the new moon cycle on Friday. 

    High tide will occur between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. along the oceanfront and up to two hours later in tidal waterways and back bays. The surge will be about one foot above the astronomical tide. 

    Minor tidal flooding is also likely around the times of high tide on Thursday and Friday, especially during the evening, according to the National Weather Service. The threat might continue into Saturday, although that depends on how a coastal low pressure system impacts the area.

    Roadways that are prone to tidal flooding will likely flood. Motorists should not drive through flooded areas. 

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