Heavy Surf Expected Along East Coast National Seashores This Weekend

High surf is expected to pound national seashores along the Eastern Seaboard over the coming days. Image from The Weather Channel.

Now that Hurricane Ida has veered eastward and been downgraded to a tropical storm, national seashores located along the East Coast from the Carolinas to Cape Cod can expect high surf and gusty conditions heading into the weekend.

While waves coming ashore Thursday evening are expected to range in height from 9 to 14 feet at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and upwards to 14-18 feet near Assateague Island National Seashore, according to The Weather Channel, by Friday evening things should really be rolling with wave heights predicted to top out from 16-20 feet from Cape Hatteras all the way to Cape Cod National Seashore. Earlier Friday the waves could reach 24 feet along the North Carolina-Virginia coastlines.

High winds could range from 35 miles per hour along the North Carolina coast and Cape Cod to 60 mph along the Virginia coastline, according to The Weather Channel.

Of course, along with this gusty winds and high surf will be rain, lots of rain.