When the king tides start coming in Thursday, coastal communities might start seeing the worst of the day’s flooding during morning rush hour.
King tides are caused by a combination of gravitational forces caused by the moon and earth.
Areas near the Intracoastal Waterway could be affected, “and can vary from a few puddles along sidewalks for the minor events to flooded streets,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Molleda.
Thursday’s high tides from Golden Beach to Delray Beach are generally expected to range between 7:30 and 9 in the morning and between 7:40 and 9:20 in the evening. There’s a good chance king tides will be within an hour before or after high tide.
Among Thursday’s listed times for high tides:
- Golden Beach: 8:57 a.m. and 9:11 p.m.
- Bahia Mar Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale: 7:39 a.m. and 7:53 p.m.
- Hillsboro Inlet: 7:28 a.m. and 7:42 p.m.
- Boca Raton: 8:21 a.m. and 8:32 p.m.
- Delray Beach: 9:08 a.m. and 9:22 p.m.
The times for high tides will change gradually as the week progresses. Some of the highest tides of the year will be this weekend, and are expected to last through next week.