Minor to moderate tidal flooding possible through Monday morning

A file photo of minor tidal flooding in Seaside Park. (Image: Dominick Solazzo)

A file photo of minor tidal flooding in Seaside Park. (Image: Dominick Solazzo)

New Jersey coastal residents should take precautions in advance of possibly two rounds of minor to moderate tidal flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for tidal waterways in Monmouth and Ocean counties and a Coastal Flood Advisory in Atlantic, southeastern Burlington, and Cape May counties.

The forecasters envision tidal flooding during the Sunday evening and Monday morning high tide cycles at potentially moderate levels (up to three feet above the astronomical tide) in the northern Shore area and minor (up to two feet above) in southern areas.

It’s due to increasing astronomical tides associated with the approaching new moon combined with a brisk onshore flow, according to the National Weather Service.

High tide along the oceanfront occurs between 8 and 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 and 9 a.m. Monday.

Roadway flooding is likely, causing some road closures. Heavy rain overnight into Monday morning could exacerbate impacts. Motorists should not drive through flooded areas.

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