Mother's Day travel chaos expected as 60mph winds to batter East Coast causing power outages and flood warnings

TRAVEL chaos on Mother's Day can be expected as 60mph winds are set to batter the East Coast.

The intense weather is also likely to cause power outages and flood warnings.

A rain and wind storm is continuing to impact New Jersey's coastal communities.

The National Weather Service has been issuing high winds and flooding warnings for the affected areas.

Coastal communities such as: Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties are expected to see winds ranging from 25mph to 60mph.

Forecasters say that residents should expect to see power outages, tree damage, and difficult travel conditions, according to a local New Jersey news outlet.

Coastal flood warnings are in effect for Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, and Salem counties, and southeastern Burlington county.


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Wind advisories are also in effect for the southern part of New Jersey.

Hunterdon County is also under a flood warning.

Local utility companies reported having approximately 7,500 power outages according to 3.25pm, according to the news outlet.

A state park was closed early due to flooding on the roads.

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Additionally, about a half-inch of rain is expected soon, which could more run-off and excess water which could damage bad drainage systems in certain areas.

In certain areas, four inches of rain is expected as the storm slowly moves over the East Coast.

Due to the storm, tides are expected to be higher than usual from Sunday morning through Monday.

Barnegat Bay has already started to near flooding stages, according to a tweet from the weather service.

The worst parts of flooding are expected to happen around 1am.

For the upcoming holiday, the storm is expected to stay around the coast.

Once it passes, residents can expect dreary, windy, and showery weather, according to the news outlet.

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Meteorologists shared that tropical storm conditions can be created with the storm staying over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.

“There is a low chance of subtropical development along or just off the southern Atlantic coast later next week,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg said to the news outlet.

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