Jersey Shore Bracing for Potentially Damaging Wind, Flooding

A strong nor'easter hitting the coast is expected to bring significant rain and wind gusts to Philly and its surrounding suburbs as well.

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Forecasters say the Jersey Shore (and Philly) are in for some rough weather this weekend.

A powerful nor’easter is expected to make its way to the coast on Friday, bringing strong winds and rain accumulations between 1.5 to 2.5 inches.

A high wind warning will be in effect for Southern New Jersey between 10 a.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Saturday. Consistent winds of 25 mph to 35 mph are expected, while gusts could reach 60 mph.

A coastal flood warning is in effect until 2 a.m. Sunday. Ocean County, Atlantic County and southeastern Burlington County are at risk of minor flooding, anticipated with high tides on Friday morning and evening. Moderate flooding is expected with high tides on Saturday morning and evening.

Waves are expected to reach about 5 to 8 feet on Friday and build to 9 to 12 feet on Saturday. Forecasters say numerous roadways are expected to flood and minor to moderate property damage is possible. The tides could result in moderate beach erosion.

Philly and the surrounding suburbs can expect to see lots of rain and high winds on Friday as well. The city is anticipated to receive an inch to an inch-and-a-half of rain. Wind gusts could reach 60 mph.

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