NWS: Stronger impacts if nor’easter intensifies, tracks closer to the coast

    An approaching coastal storm could deliver stronger impacts than currently forecasted if it intensifies or tracks closer to the shoreline, the National Weather Service advises. 

    The National Weather Service has issued an updated briefing package on the slow moving coastal storm, which is expected to linger around the area for several days. Conditions are expected to deteriorate this evening.

    Not much has changed from our earlier comprehensive report: gale force winds are expected at the coast; minor coastal flooding is occurring, moderate coastal flooding is possible; minor to moderate beach erosion is likely; and two to four inches of rain are possible, with the highest amounts at the coast.

    But keep in mind that “impacts from the storm will worsen if it intensifies more than expected or comes closer to the coast,” the latest briefing package notes.

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    Minor tidal flooding is already occurring in coastal areas, including Highlands in Monmouth County, portions of Long Beach Island, and the Ocean City area, according to Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributor. Many of these areas typically experience tidal flooding.

    NBC10 Philadelphia’s Ted Greenberg reported flooding in Cape May County earlier today. 

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