Major coastal flooding is expected along parts of the Southeast coast as a Florida soaking evolves into a weekend coastal storm.
High pressure will build into the Northeast the rest of this week as low pressure tracks from the Gulf of Mexico to off the Southeast coast by Saturday.This difference in pressure will drive northeast winds along the Southeast coast.The low pressure will also deliver a Friday soaking for much of the Sunshine State.
Tides will be higher than normal at the same time onshore winds are blowing due to the alignment of the new moon with the moon’s closest approach to Earth.These tides are known as the perigean spring tides. Major coastal flooding at high tide is forecast at times into the weekend from parts of the South Carolina coast to Georgia.Significant coastal flooding is also forecast to occur as far south as northeast Florida, including the Jacksonville area.
Rainfall could enhance the coastal flooding threat in some areas.For now, the best chance of at least 1 inch of rain from this system is in the Florida Peninsula.The Southeast coast might be spared from the potential of heavy rainfall, but it’s too early to be certain.
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