What to Know
- Storm will remain off the coast but its wind and rain will be felt in New Jersey & Delaware. The impact will be least north, west of Philly.
- A First Alert is in effect for the coast through Thursday morning.
- The NBC10 Weather Team will continue to update you throughout the week.
A Tropical Storm is impacting our area while a hurricane continues to batter the Caribbean.
The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team issued a First Alert starting through Thursday morning for the Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches due to the effects of Tropical Storm Jose. as of Wednesday most of the strong wind and rain is gone but flooding concerns remains, NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley said.
Here is what you can expect from Jose, which was a tropical storm with 70 mph sustained winds as of Wednesday afternoon:
- Potentially life-threatening rip current risk due to rough seas.
- Minor coastal flooding with some moderate tidal flooding Wednesday morning and beach erosion.
Wednesday night, residents in Wildwood, New Jersey watched the crashing waves during high tide. Flooding from the bay also shut down access on roads for cars and trucks. Flooding was also reported in Atlantic City.
As Jose impacts parts of our area, Hurricane Maria with 150 mph winds made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday. Here’s what to expect from Maria:
- The storm hit Puerto Rico more directly than Irma leading to the potential for massive power outages on the island.
- Officials call the storm "extremely dangerous" and urged people to seek shelter.
- Maria is expected to remain a major hurricane into the weekend.
Click here for the latest information in Spanish from Telemundo 62 in Philadelphia.
The ultimate path of Maria could depend on what Jose does as it continues to move through the ocean, so stick with the First Alert Weather Team for the latest.