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Flood Watch Becomes Flood Warning

As another winter storm rolls our way, the National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning starting at 5 a.m. Thursday. Coastal flooding and severe beach erosion are possible during the high tides Thursday and Friday, the NWS said.

Updated Wednesday, 4:30 a.m.: A flood watch is no longer in effect, and the NWS has issued a coastal flood warning effective from 5 a.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.

Coastal flooding and severe beach erosion are possible during the high tides Thursday and Friday, the NWS said.

Earlier:

Martha's Vineyard beaches and bluffs will get pounded again beginning Wednesday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood watch for Dukes County starting 8 p.m. Wednesday as another winter storm rolls through.

The NWS states there is a high risk of coastal flooding and severe beach erosion during high tides beginning Thursday morning.

"Moderate with even pockets of major coastal flooding is possible along the Massachusetts East Coast," the NWS's watch reads.

The storm surge is projected to be between 2.5 and 3 feet with 25 to 30 foot seas offshore from late Wednesday night through Friday morning.

"This could become a dangerous coastal flood situation, especially since many areas are still vulnerable after the Feb. 9 storm tide," the bulletin continues.

"The large waves may cause some damage to vulnerable structures, and some evacuations may become necessary. In addition, severe beach erosion is likely Thursday morning through Friday morning."

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