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Coastal Flooding Risk Continues Tuesday

coastal flood advisory (10/27/2015)
Posted at 6:46 PM, Oct 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-26 18:46:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The combination of stronger east to southeast winds and high tides in the early morning and mid-afternoon hours Tuesday will lead to occasional minor flooding along parts of the Big Bend coast Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has placed coastal Jefferson, Wakulla, and Franklin counties under a Coastal Flood Advisory, in effect until 1:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Low-lying sections near the coast may experience a temporary increase in water levels during high tides.  Water may overwash on coastal roads and highways.

A viewer reported to the Storm Team late Monday afternoon of water covering parts of Mashes Sands Road in Panacea, coinciding with the afternoon high tide.  The water had since receded.

Water levels at high tide are forecast to reach nearly four feet above "average" water levels.  Strong east to southeast winds, gusting to over 30 mph at times, may create surf of three to five feet with some higher swells possible.

Overall rain impacts are projected to be rather minor, with some areas near Apalachicola receiving over an inch, with lower amounts for coastal zones in Wakulla and Jefferson through Tuesday night.