THURSDAY’S SEVERE WEATHER: High concern for damaging wind gusts, tornadoes, heavy rain, and flooding

By: Peter Forister, Denver Murray This is a fairly typical late fall setup for severe weather in the Mid-Atlantic, but there are a few details worth exploring that stand out. This won’t be a “record” severe event, but because of the timing with Halloween festivities in the evening, please pay careful attention and be weather…

2019-2020 VWN Virginia Weather Outlook: Coldest, snowiest winter since 2013-14, 2009-10

VERIFICATION Before we begin, here are the past six winter outlooks for snowfall. We’ve also calculated temperatures as well. We take pride in our outlooks and will be the first to admit when they’re wrong. While it takes weeks to put together this outlook, NO seasonal outlook will be ‘peaches ‘n cream.” We use the…

Moderate to heavy rain & gusty winds likely Saturday Night & Sunday; Coastal and inland flooding possible

Updated: 6:00 PM riday, October 18, 2019By: Denver Murray, Peter Forister Updated: 6:00 PM Friday, October 18, 2019 Tropical Storm Nestor will make landfall early Saturday morning along the Florida Panhandle and transition an extratropical system as it moves across Georgia and the Carolina’s on Saturday into Sunday. Coastal flooding will be a concern from…

Disturbance to bring rain, wind, and coastal flooding Sunday

Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2019 By: Denver Murray, Peter Forister Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen is expected to become either a Sub-tropical or Tropical Storm tonight and make landfall along the Florida Panhandle early Saturday morning. This system will interact with an upper-level low and a frontal system along the Gulf Coast, with cold, high-pressure building…

Rain, wind, & thunderstorms likely on Wednesday; Locally 1 to 2 inches across Central and Eastern Virginia

Two systems, one across the Great Lakes Region and the other in the Southeast United States, will phase together and create rainy and windy conditions for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. TIMING THE RAIN (HRRR Model) Rain will develop across Southwest Virginia. The rain could be heavy at times. A developing area of low pressure will…

Coastal flooding, high rip current risk through Saturday; INCREASING Sunday RAIN chance

COASTAL FLOODING The National Weather Service has issued Coastal Flood Warnings and Advisories through Saturday, for counties along the Chesapeake Bay. A large area of low pressure off the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast will cause water levels to rise one to two feet above ground level. Areas prone to flooding, especially across low-lying areas near…

Showers for Northern & Western Virginia; Cooler on Tuesday

A cold front will offer ‘some’ relief in the rainfall department across Northern and Western Virginia, but very small amounts elsewhere. Forecast Breakdown: This Evening into Tonight Rain will move across the Northern and Western portions of the state late this afternoon and continue into early Tuesday morning. Areas along and west of the Blue…