Major Hurricane Fiona is now tracking through the Turks and Caicos. The storm left all of Puerto Rico without power and life-threatening flash floods with over a foot of rain!
The eye of Fiona will come dangerously close to the island of Bermuda late Thursday night into early Friday morning as a Category 4 hurricane, then QUICKLY accelerate to the north-northeast as a trough captures Fiona and crosses over Newfoundland by this weekend.
Local Impacts: Mainly on Friday, lingering into Saturday AM
Although Fiona will remain SEVERAL hundred miles offshore, there will still be COASTAL impacts.
- High waves: We will likely see 4 to 8-foot waves along the New Jersey Atlantic shore from Friday into Saturday. The Delaware Bay will also be on the choppy side with wave heights ranging anywhere from 2 to 5 feet, with the highest wave heights closer to the mouth of the Bay. Dangerous, life-threatening rip currents are also likely. We highly recommend you stay out of the water!
- Tidal Flooding: With the new moon later in the week and higher tides than usual, adding Fiona into the mix will mean moderate coastal flooding of around 1 foot (above ground level.) This will be a nuisance and water will likely cover a lot of docks and possibly creep into parking lots and loading docks.