Two systems, one across the Great Lakes and the other in the southeast, will phase off the Mid-Atlantic coast and become one big Nor’easter for the Northeast.
Rain will spread into Southwest Virginia late Tuesday evening into the early morning hours of Wednesday.
By Wednesday morning, a cold front and developing low-pressure system off the coast, will spread rain from the Piedmont to the coast. Embedded thunderstorms are also possible, meaning the rain may be heavy at times.
Rain will pull away from the Virginia coastline by Wednesday evening.
WIND FORECAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
Ahead of the front, a strong south to southeast flow will create breezy conditions, then turn to the northwest, once the cold front and low-pressure system pulls away from the area. Wind gusts in the mountains could be as high as 35 to 45 mph from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon, Along the coast, wind gusts 25 to 35 mph, with some gusts peaking at 40 mph possible. Wind gusts up to 25 mph likely across the Virginia Piedmont