As the impending coastal storm rapidly intensifies off the New Jersey coastline tonight, areas of moderate coastal flooding and beach erosion are a concern Friday, according to forecasters.
The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ has issued a Coastal Flood Warning from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday for coastal sections of New Jersey from the Raritan Bay to Atlantic County.
Forecasters warn of areas of moderate coastal flooding during the Friday morning high tide cycle.
“The highest confidence of this occurring is along Monmouth County and Raritan Bay. For coastal areas father south in the warning, the winds may shift to the north or northwest soon enough allowing less of a tidal departure,” the warning bulletin advises.
High tide occurs at 8:55 a.m. Friday at Sandy Hook (forecast tide level of 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean lower low water), 8:25 a.m. in Seaside Heights (forecast tide level of near 7.0 feet above mean lower low water), and 8:32 a.m. in Atlantic City (forecast tide level of near 7.0 feet above mean lower low water).
Forecasters expect roadway flooding and possibly some minor property damage. “In addition any over wash has the strong likelihood of freezing as temperatures will be and remain below freezing,” the warning bulletin advises.