Coastal Flood Watch Today – FROM 5PM EDT SAT UNTIL 11PM EDT SAT

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HIGH TIDE OCCURS BETWEEN 6:00 PM AND 8:00 PM THIS EVENING. HIGH TIDE ON THE BACK BAYS AND ON RARITAN BAY OCCURS LATER THAN THE HIGH TIDE ON THE OCEANFRONT. COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY AND THE HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ARE IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT. THERE WILL BE SEVERAL ROUNDS OF COASTAL FLOODING BEYOND TONIGHT. THE HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…ONE TO TWO FEET OF SALTWATER INUNDATION ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IS POSSIBLE IN LOW-LYING AREAS NEAR SHORELINES AND TIDAL WATERWAYS. AT THIS LEVEL, WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF ROADWAYS IS EXPECTED WITH MANY ROADS BECOMING IMPASSABLE. LIVES MAY BE AT RISK WHEN PEOPLE PUT THEMSELVES IN HARM’S WAY. SOME DAMAGE TO VULNERABLE STRUCTURES MAY BEGIN TO OCCUR. * RIP CURRENT RISK…HIGH. * WAVES…BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE. * TIDES…LOW TIDE WILL OCCUR IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON. HIGH TIDE OCCURS THIS EVENING. * SURF ZONE IMPACTS…VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

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