Another storm to affect the region Friday into Friday night
October 29-30 Storm
A storm system crossing through the region Friday into Friday night will bring the
potential for strong winds, heavy rain, and tidal/coastal flooding.
Widespread minor and some moderate tidal flooding is expected 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, but tidal flooding is also possible with Thursday high tides and it may
continue 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 4 inches
possible. This could result in flooding of small streams and creeks, and areas of poor
drainage. River levels may begin to rise again.
An east wind is anticipated to increase to 15 to 30 MPH on Friday with gusts of 30 to
45 MPH possible by evening. The strongest wind and gusts should occur Friday
afternoon and evening with speeds diminishing late on Friday night.