With the coastal storm slowing moving north toward New Jersey, tidal flooding is occurring in Ocean City, NJ during the Thursday afternoon high tide.
CBS 3 Philadelphia reporter Cleve Bryan tweeted that about a foot of water is entering garages near 10th Street in Ocean City.
Earlier, the National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Cumberland and Cape May counties as well as the lower Delaware Bay until 5 p.m. today, advising of the potential for property damage.
“Numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate property damage is possible. The tides and wave action will result in moderate beach erosion. Heavy rain may also fall around the time of high tide adding to the increase in water levels. A majority of the moderate flooding will take place in and along the Delaware Bay,” the Coastal Flood Warning states.
Further north, the National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for all tidal areas in Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic counties from 11 a.m. Thursday until 5 p.m. Friday, although with the coastal storm expected to linger off the coast, minor flooding may be an issue through the weekend.
Minor to moderate tidal flooding is commonly expected in tidal areas, especially in the low-lying barrier islands, during nor’easters.
Click here for our comprehensive rundown of what to expect through the weekend.