Breaking waves of three to five feet along the Long Island Sound shoreline, with four to seven feet across Orient Point, will result in beach flooding and erosion with localized splash-over on shoreline properties and roads during times of high tide Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Atlantic City Electric said that 500 customers were without power as a result of the rough storm.
"Exact impacts will depend on the particular track the storm takes up the East Coast, and some models take the system farther out to sea, which would minimize the wind and snow/rain amounts", Miller said.
While mother nature hammered the coastline with heavy rains and strong winds reporter Kimberly Davis braved the conditions.
As the storm system moves from the Gulf Coast into the Northeast, 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible for major cities along the way.
Winds could gust 40 to 50 miles per hour with isolated gusts on the coast to 60 miles per hour. Meanwhile, east and northeasterly winds will produce heavy ocean swells and may cause flooding along the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula to coastal New England. But several inches of snow could accumulate in the higher elevations of upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The rain will begin to taper off late morning and early afternoon.
On Friday night the heavy rain will make for a messy evening commute in parts of North Carolina and Virginia, including Raleigh, Richmond and Norfolk.