If flooding cramped your morning commute Tuesday, you may want to prepare for even worse conditions tomorrow and Thursday.

According to NOAA, Hump Day’s high tide is predicted to peak at 7.2 feet around 9 a.m. — just slightly higher than Tuesday’s historic levels, which left many downtown roads flooded.

To make matters worse, persistent showers are expected to continue over the next 24 hours, with as much as 1 inch of rain predicted to fall. City officials recommend that residents consider traveling to work before high tide hits.

Tuesday evening’s high tide is expected around 8:39 p.m. While the ocean levels won’t rise quite as high as Tuesday morning, showers continuing throughout the evening may be enough to cause flooding in some areas.

Morning high tide will once again top 7 feet Thursday, but fortunately that level of sea rise isn’t expected until 9:55 a.m. From that point on, clear skies and lowering tides should keep streets dry until the next time the moon decides to make you late for work. 


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