What to Know
- Another round of high tides and continued gusty winds have led to flooding conditions alongs parts of the Jersey Shore Friday afternoon
- As the rain hits some areas again Friday, the wind picks up overall — with gusts anticipated to reach above 40 mph on parts of Long Island
- Intermittent rain and wind gusts are expected Friday as well with temps barely making it to the 60s; the weather improves for weekend
Another round of high tides and continued gusty winds have led to flooding conditions alongs parts of the Jersey Shore Friday afternoon.
Numerous people were left stranded as the water moved in overnight, and fire departments in towns such as Sea Bright — which is sandwiched between the ocean and the Shrewsbury River — had to conduct rescues in the flood-prone community.
Other towns elected to open schools late to help let flood waters subside a bit so buses could navigate roadways.
During morning high tide, Wildwood closed a bridge leading into the city, while the main road through Long Beach Island was impassable in parts due to flooding. Low-lying areas of Atlantic City also experienced flood conditions.
The storm lingering offshore also led to the surging surf eating away at multiple beaches, leading to erosion. Sea walls in other areas had been eclipsed, and waters reached sand dunes put in place to protect seaside towns.
The coastal storm will linger offshore through Friday according to Storm Team 4, with 30 to 40 mph gusts possible in the city and even stronger winds expected across parts of eastern Long Island.
Temperatures are not expected to get much higher than the low 60s for the region, and the windy conditions will continue the first real autumn chill of the season.
An additional inch of rain could fall for Nassau and Suffolk counties, though most of the tri-state is expected to stay dry.
The rough weather improves slightly to kick off the weekend, with temperatures expected to climb back into the mid-to-high 60s Saturday and Sunday with partly sunny skies. Storm Team 4 expects temps to break the 70-degree mark for Columbus Day.
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