Coastal Flooding Remains A Concern Sunday

Date: 2021-11-07 01:54:07

A strong area of low pressure developed across Florida late Friday night and continued to intensify on Saturday. This brought one of the highest water levels ever recorded for Charleston Harbor in coastal South Carolina.

Wind advisories continue for parts of the Carolinas this weekend. In the advisory, winds could gust between 35 – 50 mph.

The strongest winds look to be Sunday morning and afternoon. The worst of the winds will be along the coast.

By Sunday night as the low pulls away, the wind threat will be limited to the Outer Banks. By Monday morning, the wind will relax even more.

Coastal flood alerts are in place for Florida’s east coast and all of Georgia and South Carolina’s coastline. Alerts have also been expanded up into North Carolina and Virginia. 1 to 4 feet of coastal inundation along the immediate shoreline is possible. This is not from rain, but rather strong winds out of the east pushing water from the ocean onto land.

Additionally, strong onshore winds will increase the rip current risk. It will be highest along Florida and Georgia’s east coast beaches. Check the flags before you get in the water!

Stay with WeatherNation as we keep you updated on the wind and surf the eastern regional forecast, :10 past the hour.

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