Heavy rains, strong winds and coastal flooding in affected area – NBC10 Philadelphia
A FIRST ALERT will be in effect for our entire region from 6 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday due to heavy rain, strong winds and coastal flooding.
A strong easterly wind will begin to develop Thursday evening ahead of a storm approach that will bring heavy rain to the area from Friday afternoon through Friday evening.
The showers will affect the whole area with the heaviest rains expected between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The rain could lead to localized flooding along some streams and streams as well as rivers depending on where the heaviest rains fall. You can expect one to two inches of rain with higher amounts possible of two to four inches. Clogged storm sewers with leaves on the ground could prevent good drainage.
Winds will be strong throughout the region, but the strongest gusts will be near the Jersey Shore. The gusts will be between 30 and 50 mph, although the winds will subside later Friday evening.
COASTAL FLOOD / TIDE
A coastal flood warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday for the counties of Philadelphia, Delaware and Lower Bucks in Pennsylvania, the counties of Gloucester, Camden and Burlington in New Jersey and the county of New Castle in Delaware.
Tidal flooding affected traffic on Columbus Boulevard near Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia as well as on Route 130 in Gloucester City, New Jersey, Thursday night.
A high tide caused flooding on the road to the old town on Thursday evening. NBC10’s Matt DeLucia has the story.
Water levels have not dropped enough after the recent northeast passage through our area, which means they are still high. This factor, coupled with a strong easterly wind, could cause moderate to major flooding on Friday, particularly at high tide along the Delaware River, Delaware Bay and the ocean. It could also mean an extended period of coastal flooding for parts of Delaware and New Jersey.
Fortunately, the heavy rains will have left our area by Saturday, giving way to a sweet and cozy Halloween on Sunday. Sunday highs will hit the low 60s, a perfect time for goodies.
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