The National Weather Service has issued several alerts for our region courtesy of Tropical Storm Henri, which is expected to become an Atlantic hurricane and move offshore along the coastline of New Jersey before directly impacting the New England area.

A Flood Watch has been issued from Saturday at 2pm until Monday morning.  Periods of heavy rain are possible during this storm event, especially late Saturday afternoon and into the evening which may cause temporary street flooding.  Rainfall amounts of at least two inches are possible. Thunderstorms with heavy rain are possible late Saturday evening

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for our area from Saturday at 7pm until early Sunday morning.  Minor tidal flooding is possible at time of high tide.  High tide occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 8:12pm on Saturday.

Please continue to monitor various advisories and alerts regarding this storm.  Never drive on a flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and can cause a wake that damages public and public property.  Beach blocks in Avalon’s north end are prone to temporary flooding during heavy rainfall events.  Other portions of Avalon are impacted by tidal flooding including but not limited to portions of Ocean Drive, west of the 21st and 25th street bridges, and portions of the downtown business district.

Rough surf and rip tides are expected.  Follow all instructions provided by the Beach Patrol.  Never enter the ocean unless you are in the presence of a lifeguard.  Windy conditions are possible Saturday night.  Secure any objects on your property that could be prone to gusty winds.