NWS: Potential for widespread minor to moderate tidal flooding Monday morning

    Widespread minor to moderate tidal flooding along the entire coastline is possible Monday morning, forecasters advise. 

    The threat comes during the morning high tide cycle, which occurs between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. along the Atlantic Ocean and later in the many of the back bays, according to the National Weather Service.

    As a nor’easter begins impacting New Jersey Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service expects additional tidal flooding, with Tuesday morning’s high tide cycle generating “at least” minor coastal flooding.

    A Coastal Flood Watch, which is in effect for Monday, does not cover Tuesday “since there is some doubt as to the timing of the strongest wind to affect this area,” the watch bulletin states. 

    The bulletin advises residents to monitor additional forecasts and take appropriate action. 

    The nor’easter will impact the Jersey Shore between Monday afternoon and Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. In additional to tidal flooding, forecasters expect one to three inches of rain (locally higher amounts) and northeasterly wind gusts, peaking as high as around 50 miles per hour Tuesday. 

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