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The original item was published from 10/29/2021 9:58:18 AM to 10/30/2021 12:00:00 AM.
Posted on: October 29, 2021
[ARCHIVED] Another Storm to Affect the Region Friday into Friday Night
- A storm system crossing through the region Friday into Friday night will bring strong winds, heavy rain, and tidal/coastal flooding.
- Widespread minor and moderate tidal flooding will develop along the coasts of New Jersey and Delaware, along Delaware Bay, on the tidal Delaware River, and along the upper eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. The high tide of biggest concern is on Friday/Friday night, but tidal flooding is also possible into Saturday.
- Periods of heavy rain are possible Friday afternoon through Friday. Widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are forecast with locally higher amounts of 2 to 3 inches possible. This could result in flooding of small streams and creeks, and areas of poor drainage. River levels may begin to rise again.
- East winds will increase to 20 to 30 MPH on Friday with gusts of 30 to 60 MPH possible by evening. The strongest winds will occur along the immediate DE and extreme SE NJ coasts. The strongest winds and gusts should occur Friday afternoon and evening with speeds diminishing late on Friday night
- A few strong to potentially severe thunderstorms are possible for the eastern shores of MD and southern DE.