Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 07, 2012 08:15 am
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The National Weather Service is calling for strong winds, flooding tides, and a wintery mix that could bring snow to some parts of the area as a coastal storm blows in to the Northeast today and tonight.
According to the latest advisories from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, there is a high wind warning in effect for Atlantic and Cape May counties until 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 with gusts as high as 60 mph expected.
A coastal flood warning is also effect from 11 a.m. today to 8 a.m. tomorrow, and there is a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 8) with snow accumulations of up to 1 inch possible for the western parts of Atlantic County.
A developing storm off the East Coast is expected to bring heavy rain, wet snow and gusty winds to the Northeast through Thursday. Winds could blow down trees and limbs weakened from Sandy, resulting in additional power outages. A wintery mix of precipitation is expected from northern Maryland to central New England, the National Weather Service said.
At the Atlantic City oceanfront high tide occurs at 1:01 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 7) with a forecast tide level near 7.5 feet above mean lower low water. High tide occurs next at 1:57 a.m. Thursday with the same 7.5 foot level expected.
On the Cape May oceanfront high tide occurs at 1:35 p.m. today with a forecast tide level of 8.0 to 8.5 feet, and 2:31 a.m. Thursday with a forecast level near 8.0 feet above mean lower low water.
Today the forecast calls for rain with a high near 42. A north wind of 20 to 25 mph will increase to 29 to 34 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch are possible.
Tonight there will be rain and a low around 36. Northwest winds of 23 to 31 mph will gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible.
The weather clears out Thursday with a chance of showers before 1 p.m. and a high near 46. Wind conditions will be breezy with a northwest wind 20 to 22 mph.