Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Extreme wind and coastal flooding
Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast
*** High Wind Warning is in effect through Saturday morning for most of coastal VA and NC, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Surry, Hampton, Poquoson, Newport News, York, Williamsburg, James City, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Accomack, Dare, Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Gates. Expect northwest winds at 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 60+ possible.
*** Wind Advisory is in effect through Saturday morning for inland VA and NC including Franklin, Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Northampton, Bertie. Expect northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 possible.
*** Coastal Flood Warning is in effect through Sunday afternoon for Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Northampton, Accomack, Dare, Currituck. Minor to moderate level tidal flooding is expected, 2 to 3 feet above normal.
Extreme wind and coastal flooding… An area of low pressure will crank up off of the NE coast, bringing us very strong winds, rough surf, and coastal flooding. Expect northwest winds at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50+ mph possible today. We will see a mix of sun and clouds today with more clouds to the NE and more sun to the SW. An isolated shower is possible near the Eastern Shore but most areas will stay dry. Highs will reach the mid 50s this afternoon, near normal.
It will still be windy this weekend. Expect NW/N winds on Saturday at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 possible and north winds at 15 to 25 with gusts to 35 on Sunday. The persistent strong winds will create the potential for coastal flooding. Highs tides will run 2 to 3 feet above normal.
Even cooler air will move in this weekend. Expect highs in the upper 40s Saturday and Sunday. The strong winds will make it feel about 10 degrees cooler. We will see partly cloudy skies both days with slim rain chances.
Today: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%), Windy. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: W/NW 25-35G50+
Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%), Windy. Lows in the upper 30s. Winds: NW 25-35G50
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers (20%), Windy. Highs in the upper 40s. Winds: NW/N 20-30G40
Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1872 Winter Weather: Gales caused Coastal Flooding along coastal areas
1991 F0 Tornado: Camden Co
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