Flooding that hit parts of Quincy Sunday night left residents on Layafette Street still under water Monday morning, while forecasters warned of potentially more severe flooding Monday night.
Maryanne Bertone, a resident of Lafayette Street, said she awoke early Monday morning when she heard a car alarm outside. Then she heard a noise in her basement and when she went to investigate water had risen to the second step of her staircase.
“It was maybe 3 to 4 feet of water in my basement,” said Bertone.
Quincy Fire Captain John Gillan said several streets were underwater Sunday night, but Lafayette Street, close to where Furnace Brook dumps into the ocean, was the only one where homes were still being pumped out Monday.
“We have some low areas that habitually flood with this combination of weather and high tide,” said Gillan.
The National Weather Service warned that flooding late Monday night and early Tuesday morning could be more severe than the high waters that hit Quincy.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Monday the weather service described late-night conditions in a preliminary storm report.
About an half-hour earlier, seawater was pushing onto Lighthouse Road and 7th Avenue in Scituate, and a section of Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester was closed due to encroaching waters.
About 10 p.m, half of Main Street in Edgartown had flooded.
Forecasters had cautioned that residents along the Massachusetts shore should beware of abnormally high tides that could cause minor to moderate coastal floods Monday night.
Forecasters said residents along the Massachusetts shore should beware of abnormally high tides that could cause minor to moderate coastal floods Monday night.
High winds could exacerbate the potential for flooding. The weather service forecast for Boston predicted 15- to 20- mile-per-hour winds overnight, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. High winds can whip up the sea, sending ocean water toward land.
A full moon Monday also contributed to the higher tides.
Extra high tides occur when the moon, sun, and earth are aligned around the time of a full moon, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.
The National Weather Service issued coastal flood warnings Monday for several counties, including Barnstable, Essex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk. The advisories were in effect between 10 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday.
The Weather Service also issued a less severe coastal flood advisory for Bristol County, effective between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Forecasters also said there was a “high probability for widespread minor to moderate coastal flooding for the high tide around midnight” for Suffolk County.
Along the east-facing coast of Cape Cod, forecasters said pounding surf could cause significant erosion.
After high tide around noon Monday, State Police restricted Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester to one lane in either direction due to encroaching waters.
Police in the coastal town of Scituate issued a reverse-911 warning to residents about the potential for floods overnight.
The Weather Service issued a preliminary storm report early Monday afternoon that described some flooding along the South Shore from the daytime high tide.
In Scituate, some flooding occurred near 7th Avenue and Oceanside Drive. About a foot of water stood at the end of Sea Street in Weymouth. Cohasset had coastal flooding near Bow Street and Jerusalem Road.