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 shorelines and tidal waterways, have the best chance to see flooding. This may result in numerous road closures and a threat to homes and businesses.
Dangerous rip currents and high waves will be an issue for the next few days.
RAIN? What is that?!
We mentioned this a few days ago… As a front slides across the area this weekend, the front will likely stall along the Virginia/North Carolina Border. A wave of moisture is expected to develop along the front and produce light to moderate rain across portions of Central and Eastern Virginia.
RAINFALL: Sunday – Monday Morning
A blend of models and ensembles show up to one quarter inch across portions of the Virginia Piedmont, with possibly greater than one half inch southeast of US Route 360.
Temperatures may be much cooler in the Piedmont and Blue Ridge, with milder conditions across Hampton Roads.
LOOKING AHEAD INTO NEXT WEEK
Moisture across the south, possibly influenced by a tropical feature near Baja California, will develop ahead of a front that will move across the Mid-Atlantic next Tuesday into Wednesday. This may produce greater rainfall totals, compared to Sunday’s event, across a broad area.
We see rainfall amounts anywhere from one half inch to as much as an inch across Central, Southern, and Eastern Virginia. This is something that we’ll have to watch as we REALLY need the rain.
BURN BAN EXPANSION
A BURN BAN is in effect across many Virginia counties. It is ILLEGAL to burn and you will face fines AND be responsible for any fires that may damage or destroy property.