An area of high pressure across the north with an area of low pressure off the Mid-Atlantic Coast will provide an east-northeast wind for several days. This will result in several days of coastal flooding for communities along the Chesapeake Bay and adjacent rivers that dump into the Chesapeake Bay. Coastal Flood Warnings remain in effect for ALL counties along the Chesapeake Bay through Tuesday.
The Potomac River at Lewisetta is expected to crest at 4.1 feet by Tuesday afternoon. Flood stage is 3 feet, which is 1.1 feet above flood stage. Moderate coastal flooding is expected at the Chesapeake Bay at Windmill Point and is expected to crest at 4 feet, which is one foot above flood stage.
The James River at Jamestown/Scotland Ferry will experience MAJOR FLOODING, and forecast to crest at 5.7 feet. Flood stage is 4 feet, which is almost 2 feet above flood stage. The James River at Fort Monroe near Hampton is expected to approach the MAJOR flood stage threshold, which is 6.5 feet. The forecast crest will reach 6.2 feet on Monday, which is around 2 feet above flood stage.
MAJOR flooding is expected at the Chesapeake Bay near Kiptopeke, which is located near the Mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The forecast crest is 5.8 feet, which is around 1.5 feet above flood stage. Multiple locations across the Eastern Shore on the Bay and Atlantic side will reach 1 to 3 feet above flood stage through early Wednesday morning.