Coastal flooding during high tide possible along Hwy 80 this week

The chance of impacts to Highway 80 is greatest Wednesday morning

Coastal flooding during high tide possible along Hwy 80 this week
Coastal flooding on Hwy 80 near Fort Pulaski during high tide a few weeks ago. This week's coastal flooding event will be similar.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The combination of high astronomical tides (because it’s a full moon) and an onshore wind will produce higher than normal high tides this week. Periods of coastal flooding are likely.

Tuesday morning’s high tide peaked at around 9.42’ – but water never covered Highway 80. Highway 80 near Fort Pulaski is the only portion of heavily traveled road that has a legitimate chance of being impacted by water. This tide event is similar to the event a few weeks ago.

The chance of impacts to Highway 80 is greatest Wednesday morning. A peak tide around 9.7’ is forecast around 8 a.m. or so.

Tides remain high through Thursday before leveling off Friday into the weekend.

Be on the lookout for video update from our Weather Team in the WTOC First Alert Weather app.

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