Strong onshore flow affecting our region early this week
1 - Moderate Coastal Flooding & beach erosion will be possible with Tuesday evening's high tide, particularly along the Kent & Sussex County coast of Delaware, downwind of Delaware Bay, and along the Cape May & Atlantic County coast of New Jersey on the ocean side, where Coastal Flood Watches are in effect. Elsewhere, minor flooding will be possible as well. Additional minor flooding is possible on Wednesday evening as well.
2 - From this afternoon through Tuesday, Northeast winds may gust as high as 40 mph at times along the immediate coast. Not nearly as strong as we saw on Saturday. Additionally, we are only expecting some light rainfall through Tuesday.
3 - Gale Warnings are in effect for the Monmouth/Ocean Co. coast; these will extend southward to Atlantic County NJ tonight and Tuesday. Ocean waters will become increasingly hazardous, with building seas of 9 to 12 feet expanding southward along the NJ and DE coast late today through Tuesday.
4 - Rip currents & dangerous surf conditions are forecast over the next few days. The rip risk will be HIGH north of Atlantic County (NJ) on Monday, and that risk will expand on Tuesday as onshore winds strengthen and seas build.
For the latest forecasts, visit weather.gov/phi.