Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday morning briefing from the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service out of Mount Holly, New Jersey issued the following briefing this morning, ahead of the forecasted storm this weekend.

A wet period of weather is on tap this evening into Saturday morning. Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could produce isolated, damaging wind gusts in the marginal risk area. The primary concern is the potential for periods of heavy rain, especially in the Flash Flood Watch area.

A Flash Flood Watch means there is the potential for heavy rainfall to result in rapidly rising water levels along creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage, especially in the Flash Flood Watch area, where some locals are water logged due to recent rainfall. Significant roadway flooding is also possible.

Be weather aware and prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued. If you're driving and encounter flooded roadways, turn around don't drown!

Down the shore, northeast winds may gust up to around 30 mph Saturday into Sunday. As seas increase, breakers may also approach 8 feet, which would lead to beach erosion and a high risk of rip currents. Over the coastal waters, a gale watch is in effect for wind gusts up to 40 mph.

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