• Low pressure moving north along the coast will pass slowly east of Delaware and New Jersey on Thursday. This system will affect the mid-Atlantic region from late this afternoon through Thursday. Areas closer to the coast will be most effected by this system.
• Rain will overspread Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland beginning late this afternoon, then move into southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania this evening, then the rest of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania early tonight. The heaviest rain is expected to fall overnight and Thursday morning, with higher amounts closer to the coast. Around one inch is possible north and west of the I-95 corridor, with around two inches possible near the coast.
• Rain will be beneficial in most areas given the recent dry spell. No river or stream flooding is expected at this time. However, poor drainage flooding is possible where the heaviest rain happens to fall, especially closer to the coast.
• Easterly winds will gust over 35 mph at times near the coast tonight and Thursday as they gradually turn to the northeast. Gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range are expected inland.
• The onshore flow is expected to produce minor tidal flooding along the Delaware coast and Delaware Bay at the time of high tide tonight. Minor tidal flooding is expected along the New Jersey coast during the times of high tide on Thursday. Heavy rain at the time of high tide could make flooding worse. A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued. No tidal flooding is expected along the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
• The rip current risk along the Delaware and New Jersey coasts will remain high through Thursday.
• Barring any significant change in the forecast, this is the final briefing package for this event.
…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM EDT THIS
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM EDT THIS
* LOCATION…COASTAL AREAS OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE AND ALONG
* COASTAL FLOODING…MARGINAL MINOR FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AROUND
THE TIME OF TONIGHT`S HIGH TIDE, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE DELAWARE
COAST AND THE SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY COAST.
* TIMING…HIGH TIDE ON THE NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE OCEANFRONT AS
WELL AS RARITAN BAY OCCURS BETWEEN 700 PM AND 900 PM. HIGH TIDE
ON THE BACK BAYS AND ALONG DELAWARE BAY OCCURS LATER THAN THE
HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEANFRONT.
* SEAS…WAVE HEIGHTS ON THE OCEAN WATERS WILL BE 5 TO 7 FEET.
WAVE HEIGHTS ON DELAWARE BAY WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET.
* IMPACTS…LOCALIZED ROADWAY FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED. POSSIBLE
HEAVY RAIN COULD EXACERBATE TIDAL AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING
ESPECIALLY IN DELAWARE.
* FORECAST…THERE IS ALSO A CHANCE OF MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WITH
TUESDAY NIGHT`S HIGH TIDE.
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT MINOR TIDAL FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED. MINOR TIDAL FLOODING OFTEN RESULTS IN SOME ROAD
CLOSURES. USUALLY…THE MOST VULNERABLE ROADWAYS WILL FLOOD.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE AT A LOCATION THAT IS PRONE TO TIDAL
FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. THE
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN YOU THINK IT IS. YOU WILL BE PUTTING
YOURSELF IN DANGER AND YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE DAMAGED…LEADING TO
Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to
midnight EDT tonight…
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advisory… which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to
midnight EDT tonight.
* Location… lower Delaware Bay, the New Jersey side of Raritan
Bay as well as the Atlantic Ocean facing counties in New Jersey
* Coastal flooding… minor tidal flooding is likely.
* Timing… high tide occurs on the Oceanside and Raritan Bay
around 8 PM this evening and takes up to a few hours to work its
way into Delaware Bay and the back bays.
* Impacts… roadways prone to tidal flooding should flood around the
time of high tide tonight.
* Outlook… additional minor tidal flooding is possible with
subsequent high tides on Monday and Tuesday nights.
A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that minor tidal flooding is
anticipated. Minor tidal flooding often results in some Road
closures. Usually… the most vulnerable roadways will flood.
Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal
flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged… leading to
ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
1055 AM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL NEW JERSEY AND
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.
.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.
PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH.
SWATHS OF HIGH IMPACT DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS WITH FLASH FLOODING
EXPECTED LATER TODAY OR THIS EVENING. PLEASE SEE SPECIAL WEATHER
STATEMENT OR SIMILAR FACEBOOK POST FOR DETAILS.
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
418 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
ATLANTIC BURLINGTON CAMDEN
CAPE MAY CUMBERLAND GLOUCESTER