Storm expected to cause coastal flooding in South Jersey
Shore-area residents in New Jersey should be on alert for coastal flooding over the next few days.
The National Weather Service has issued coastal flood watches or advisories for much of South Jersey.
The weather service says a slow-moving coastal storm is expected to move through the region between today and Saturday, and repeated rounds of coastal flooding at high tide times are expected, beginning today.
The storm is expected to reach South Jersey by this evening.
Rain is expected to be heaviest Thursday, but could linger into Friday and the weekend.
Mid-day high tides, especially on Thursday, have the highest flood risks, the weather service said.
Residents should expect one to three inches of rain, with the highest amounts near the coast.
Forecasters were also warning of gale-force winds along the Atlantic Coast and minor to moderate beach erosion. Gusts of more than 35 mph are expected near the coast, with gusts around 15 to 30 mph expected inland.
The storm is in part due to remnants from Tropical Storm Karen.
It's expected to sweep through much of the Mid-Atlantic, but be strongest in South Jersey and Delaware.
In Philadelphia, there's a chance of rain every day through Monday.
Showers are most likely -- and expected to be heaviest -- on Thursday, forecasters say.