STORM WATCH: Stormy weather expected Sunday night into Monday may cause flooding

The News 12 Storm Watch Team says the storm could make for a messy Monday morning.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2023, 11:35 AM

Updated 191 days ago


Note: All alerts are for Sunday night into Monday
A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for Monmouth, Ocean, eastern Burlington, Atlantic, and Cape May counties for coastal flooding up to 1-2 ft of inundation along most prone coastal areas. Watch for high tide cycles Sunday night and Monday afternoon, but low tide “draining” is going to be difficult due to the wind, so flooding lingers even into low tide.
Coastal Flood Watch is in effect for eastern Bergen, Hudson, eastern Essex, and Union counties for up to 1-2 feet of inundation in the most prone areas along the Hudson River/Arthur Kill waterfront.
Wind Advisory is in effect for Monmouth, Ocean, eastern Burlington, Atlantic, and Cape May counties for gusts in excess of 30-50 mph during the height of the storm Monday morning.
Flood Watch is in effect for widespread area flash, stream, river, and urban flooding due to 2-3 inches or more of rainfall.
FORECAST: Mild temperatures continue into the overnight with lows in the upper-40s, near 50 degrees in the northeast corner.
Stormy weather arrives in New Jersey from south to north as of 11 a.m. and remains spotty until about 7 p.m. when it then becomes widespread. Although the storm doesn’t start too bad, it gets bad overnight with torrential downpours and widespread flooding, flash flooding in urban environments, especially.
Streams and river flooding will be a problem, too. Gusts along the coast will be strong during the heaviest of the rain, with gusts near 40-50 mph. Widespread gusts will be between 25-40mph across the rest of the state.
Surf 2-5 feet causes beach erosion and high tide flooding is an issue in prone spots for the Sunday night high tide and some lingering flooding into the low tide period due to the swell preventing water from draining out of the bays.
The weather improves by 3 or 4 p.m. Monday with better weather for the rest of the week. Leftover energy sends a few flurries into New Jersey by Tuesday afternoon with temperatures that return into the mid-40s for the midweek. Smooth sailing into Christmas and Kwanzaa.

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