Onshore flow to increase; minor tidal flooding expected

     (Photo: Putneypics via Flickr)

    (Photo: Putneypics via Flickr)

    An increasing onshore flow is likely to result in at least minor tidal flooding conditions during the Monday and Tuesday evening high tide cycles, forecasters say.

    The National Weather Service expects tidal departures to increase, “but the degree of departure remains uncertain,” according to a Forecast Discussion issued by the local office in Mount Holly, NJ. 

    Forecasters expect the higher of the tides Monday evening to “probably be around minor tidal flooding levels, perhaps a bit over,” the Forecast Discussion advises, although “probably not enough over for statements to be issued.” 

    The onshore flow is expected to continue for two to four high tide cycles through Wednesday and may cause additional flooding.

    Beach erosion is also possible, according to the National Weather Service.

    The developing onshore flow has also prompted forecasters to issue a Small Craft Advisory

    A weak low pressure system developing off the southeastern US coast and high pressure across New England and southeast Canada are generating the onshore flow, according to the National Weather Service.

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