Coastal Flood Watch for Long Island, New Jersey, & Connecticut; Gale Warning For Coastal Waters

GALE WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL WATERS

Synopsis: A FRONTAL BOUNDARY STALLS OUT TO OUR EAST INTO THURSDAY…THEN SLOWLY RETURNS TO THE WEST THROUGH FRIDAY…AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN CANADA. THE WATERS WILL REMAIN BETWEEN HIGH PRES TO THE N AND LOW PRES TO THE S ON SAT. REFER TO THE LATEST STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER FOR DETAILS ON TROPICAL SYSTEM JOAQUIN SUN AND MON.

Tonight
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt…becoming N 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt late this evening…then increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft. A slight chance of showers early this evening. A slight chance of showers late.
Thu
NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Showers likely in the morning…then rain in the afternoon.
Thu Night
NE winds 20 to 25 kt…increasing to 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Rain.
Fri
NE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Fri Night
NE winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft. Rain.
Sat
NE winds 35 to 45 kt…diminishing to 30 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 10 to 15 ft. Rain likely…mainly in the morning.
Sat Night
NE winds 35 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 15 ft. A chance of rain.
Sun
E winds 30 to 40 kt…diminishing to 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 11 to 16 ft…building to 12 to 17 ft in the afternoon and evening…then subsiding to 11 to 14 ft after midnight. A chance of rain.
Mon
E winds 25 to 30 kt…becoming SE 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon and evening…then diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 9 to 13 ft…subsiding to 8 to 10 ft. A chance of rain.
COASTAL FLOOD WATCH FOR LONG ISLAND AND NEW JERSEY
Multiple tide cycles and building seas to 10 feet plus gale force winds mean the risk of moderate coastal flooding at the times of high tide right through the weekend.
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