Sky conditions will gradually improve as the coastal storm located about 250 miles off the coast of Virginia Saturday morning continues to drift further out to sea, forecasters say.
But the tidal flooding threat will remain through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect.
The expected flooding during the Saturday morning and evening high tide cycles as well as Sunday morning will be due to water continuing to be pushed toward the coast as the storm remains over the ocean.
The forecast calls for moderate tidal flooding, with a storm surge value in the range of two to two-and-a-half feet. Periods of minor flooding may linger into Sunday night and Monday.
High tide on the oceanfront occurs between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday evening, and between 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning. High tide on on the back bays occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.
On Friday, tidal flooding impacted the entire Jersey Shore, especially in the typical trouble spots, but no serious issues were reported.
This is why they call it a flood tide. 8:20am on the Shrewsbury River in Sea Bright @NBCNewYork @JSHurricaneNews @StormTeam4NY @DinaLongSB @belmardays @gothamwhale @GarySzatkowski pic.twitter.com/CCKFUOrxVA
— Brian Thompson (@brian4NY) March 2, 2018
— Meg Baker (@megbakertv) March 2, 2018
Currently 35° w/ wind chill at 22°. Consistant NW winds over 25mph w/ strongest gust recorded at 49mph. No damage reported at this time. Officers are on patrol & available. #lbi @nj1015 @DanZarrow @JSHurricaneNews pic.twitter.com/klVOsSNr6f
— Harvey Cedars Police (@HCPolice) March 2, 2018
— Denise Wirth (@denisewirth1) March 2, 2018
Not a high tide to write home about here in seaside park. There is some water around town but at least for this high tide cycle nothing more than what is becoming a fairly common part of coastal barrier island living pic.twitter.com/ldRpnp5pX7
— Dominick Solazzo (@DominickSolazzo) March 2, 2018