Nor’easter Continues To Bring Wind, Rain To Jersey Shore
A nor’easter continues to bring coastal flooding and some rain to the Jersey Shore for a second day.
A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from Middlesex to Cape May through Saturday afternoon at 6 p.m. for continued minor flooding at times of high tide as the storm stalls off the coast and pushed south by high pressure to the north.
Along the shore on Friday there has been minor beach erosion following the afternoon’s high tide according to the Jersey Shore Hurricane News Facebook page.
Inland areas, meanwhile, have received heavy rain as the bands move from east to west off the ocean. Overall, the rain from the nor’easter has not been as heavy as anticipated. “It’s definitely not going to be a steady rain event, it’s going to be more periods of rain,” Valerie Meola, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly told the Star Ledger. “It’s going to be cloudy, drizzly, kind of misty much of the time. We’re not really going to be seeing the sun much at all.”
The Wildwoods New Jersey Governor’s Cup hydrofest powerboat regatta scheduled for this weekend has been canceled because of the weather. The Brick-Wall game for tomorrow night has been postponed until Saturday in anticipation of rain creating a wet field.
1-2 inches of rain are expected from the storm along the shore and will be more of a drizzle inland. River flooding will not be an issue with the storm either.
High surf with incoming easterly swells of 7 to 9 feet will continue and seas will still build up to 14 feet with minor to moderate beach erosion possible.
Winds are expected to gust to 25-35 MPH along the shore with 15-30 MPH gusts inland. Peak winds from the storm have already occured.