Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula are under a tornado watch until 1 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.


Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula are under a tornado watch until 1 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

A flood watch is in effect through Friday afternoon.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. today for central Delaware. Gusty southeast winds will funnel water up the Delaware Bay today. This combined with choppy seas will result in minor tidal flooding around the time of high tide this afternoon. High tide occurs between 2 and 4 p.m..

A wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Tropical low pressure will track northward up the Mid-Atlantic region today. As the low moves northward, the strong winds associated with the low will move into our area today. Strong winds just above the surface are expected to mix down to the ground, especially in any heavier rain or thunderstorms. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected to occur from late morning through the afternoon. As the system makes its way northward, the winds will start to decrease early tonight. The strong wind gusts may take down tree limbs and utility wires. Trees may come down due to the saturated ground. Scattered power outages are possible. Also, these conditions along with leaves still remaining on the trees may cause damage to occur with below advisory winds. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.