Mother’s Day travel chaos expected as 60mph winds batter east coast prompting power outages and flood warnings

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TRAVEL chaos can be expected on Mother’s Day as 60mph winds are expected to batter the east coast.

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

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A satellite image showing the storm over New JerseyCredit: NWS
Different parts of the state are experiencing different varieties of severe weather for this holiday weekend.

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Different parts of the state are experiencing different varieties of severe weather for this holiday weekend.Credit: NWS

A rain and wind storm continues to affect coastal communities in New Jersey.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings of high winds and flooding for affected areas.

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

Forecasters say residents should expect power outages, tree damage and harsh travel conditions, according to local New Jersey media.

Coastal flood warnings are in effect for Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May and Salem counties, as well as southeast Burlington County.

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

Hunterdon County is also under a flood warning.

Local utility companies reported having about 7,500 power outages as of 3:25 p.m., according to the outlet.

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

Also, about half an inch of rain is expected soon, which could increase runoff and excess water, which could damage poor drainage systems in some areas.

In some areas, four inches of rain are expected as the storm moves slowly across the East Coast.

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

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

The worst flooding is expected around 1am.

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

Once it passes, residents can expect gloomy, windy and rainy weather, according to the outlet.

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Meteorologists shared that tropical storm conditions can be created with the storm remaining above warm Gulf Stream waters.

“There is little chance of subtropical development along or just off the southern Atlantic coast later next week,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Joe Lundberg told the outlet.

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