NWS issues coastal flood warning

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has issued a coastal flood warning until 6 a.m. Friday.

Widespread moderate to major tidal flooding is expected in multiple successive high tide cycles beginning midday Thursday and possibly lasting into the weekend following a resumption of strong northeast winds.

With a building surge and 8 to 12 foot breaking waves, major coastal flooding is possible during the high tide cycles Friday and Saturday.

Flooding may occur a few hours around the time of high tide, which occurs along the oceanfront between 10:30 a.m. and noon today and Friday. High tide on the back bays occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

High tide cycle tonight should cause high end minor tidal flooding.

Many roadways may flood and minor to moderate property damage is possible. Tides and wave action could result in moderate beach erosion.

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