Coastal New England under high surf advisory amid Lee, now post-tropical storm

Clouds are dark over the seaside town of Chatham, Massachusetts, as Lee makes its way by the region, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. (WLNE)

NANTUCKET, Mass. (WLNE) — Coastal New England is under a high surf advisory on Saturday due to Lee, now a post-tropical storm, according to The National Weather Service.

The high surf advisory will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on Sunday. The region may see large breaking waves of 4 to 8 feet in the surf zone.

Cape Cod and the Islands are expected to see a significant impact.

The NWS said Nantucket County also under a coastal flood warning until 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. There could be flooding a high as 2 feet in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal areas.

The effects are expected to be mild in Southern New England including Rhode Island.

Winds and surf picked up in Narragansett as experienced surfers grabbed their boards.

The NSW reminded the public to be aware of their surroundings and to never enter water of unknown depth. Inexperienced swimmers should avoid the water amid potentially hazardous surf conditions.

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