The National Weather Service has put our region under the risk of a coastal storm that will likely impact our region late Monday, March 13th through Wednesday morning, March 15th.  This storm is expected to bring some rain, snow, gusty winds and the potential for coastal flooding to our Borough for a 36 hour period.

The Service believes this will be a heavy snow event for northern New Jersey and north of Philadelphia where more than a foot of snow is possible.  For southern coastal New Jersey, rain is expected to mix with snow to keep any snowfall totals down.  However, the storm could change in track and intensity over the next 24 hours; it is advisable to check the forecast routinely before the storm arrives.

As of Sunday morning, March 12th, no watches or warnings are posted for our region by the National Weather Service.  However, a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued:

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
401 AM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

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401 AM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Delaware, southern
Delaware and southern New Jersey.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

Accumulating snow is possible Monday night into Tuesday night. There
is still considerable uncertainty with details, including exact snow
amounts, but there could be impacts to travel, especially during the
day Tuesday.

Strong winds, gusting 40 to 50 mph are possible, especially close to
the shore on Tuesday.

Minor coastal flooding is likely with the high tide cycle during the
day on Tuesday.

For reference purposes, high tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur Monday at 9:49pm; Tuesday at 10:03am and again at 10:27pm; and Wednesday at 10:41am and 11:05pm.  During this storm event, local police may close the bridge due to unsafe conditions from wave over wash.

Strong winds of 50mph are expected with this storm.  Now is a good time to secure any outdoor objects prone to winds including trash cans and patio furniture.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection.  Contractors are asked to secure their job sites for loose objects and debris before the storm arrives.  Shall you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you lose power, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  Continue to monitor local forecasts in advance of, and during, this anticipated storm event.  Our community will receive frequent updates from the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management.