PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A large, slow-moving coastal storm is moving south from the Philadelphia region on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Northeast winds will howl and gust up to 60 MPH.
Downed trees and power lines are possible in gusty winds, especially on the coast. A high wind advisory is in effect for the entire Philadelphia area, except for Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Montgomery and Chester counties until 2 a.m.
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A high wind warning is also in effect for coastal communities in South Jersey until 5 a.m. Sunday. It could be difficult to travel as wind gusts could reach 60 MPH.
Lastly, on the Jersey Shore, a coastal flood watch will be issued for all areas along the coast and the Delaware Bay and River during high tide from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday. Flooding from rain could inundate low-lying areas and roads. Be sure to park your car in a safe area that won’t flood before you go to sleep on Saturday night.
Temperatures will reach a low of 43 on Saturday night.
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The storm reels offshore Sunday on Mother’s Day with scattered showers in the morning, but the rain will continue on the coast. Some afternoon clearing is possible from northwest to southeast.
Mother’s Day will be mostly cloudy and breezy after the rains end with a high of 52 degrees.
Monday looks dry, but the clouds will fill in and it will be sunny the rest of the week.
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Temperatures will be in the mid 60’s and 70’s to near 80’s next Friday.