Storm Surge Prompts Coastal Flood Watch for Danvers

The coming blizzard won't just bring snow — Saturday morning's high tide will come with a 2-3 foot storm surge, the National Weather Service said.

The blizzard expected to begin Friday evening may also include flooding along riverfront areas come Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service has declared a coastal flood watch for the entire Massachusetts coast line — including Danvers.

You've probably heard about the coming storm that's expected to dump one to two feet of snow on our area. But early Thursday morning the Weather Service added the flood watch to the blizzard watch already in effect.

Forecasters say "numerous coastal roads" could become impassable Friday evening and during Saturday morning's high tide. In Danvers, the Saturday morning high tide will come at 9:59 a.m. It could be accompanied by a storm surge of 2-3 feet, the Weather Service warns.

Major coastal flooding could occur around that Saturday morning high tide. If that does actually come to pass, the weather service warns that evacuation of some neighborhoods might be called for.


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