Minor tidal flooding likely Thursday at the Jersey Shore

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

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

Strengthening onshore flow is likely to spur minor tidal flooding Thursday at  the Jersey Shore, forecasters say.

The National Weather Service anticipates flooding occurring during the afternoon high tide, according to a Coastal Flood Advisory.

The bulletin says high tide will occur between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on the oceanfront and later along the back bays. The surge will be up to two feet above the astronomical tide.

The Stevens Institute of Technology’s Flood Advisory System also predicts minor tidal flooding.

But the National Weather Service says “this will be a one tide cycle event,” citing a weakening onshore flow Thursday night and lower astronomical tides.

Typically, the most vulnerable roadways will flood during minor tidal flooding events. Move your car to higher ground and avoid driving through flooded roadways.

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