ORIGINAL REPORT, 9:35 PM: If you’re by the water – a “coastal flood warning” is out for the early-morning hours, 2-8 am. The high tide at 5:38 am will be almost 12 and a half feet, and the National Weather Service says the wind, waves, and “unusually low atmospheric pressure” could combine to cause trouble on the shore. “Normally flooding with the tides would be minor … however, winds will whip up waves of 4 to 6 feet around the time of high tide, with water coming over seawalls and impacting structures in lowlying areas near the water. Flooding is expected around the time of high tide.” In this area, the low-pressure “anomaly” could add almost two feet to the tide, for a 14.3 high tide. (Thanks to Lura for pointing this out; her family is “checking sandbags and setting up a pump” just in case.)
ADDED 6:16 AM: A “wind advisory” is in effect now too, until 4 pm. We’re tracking the weather along with traffic this morning, here.