Pictured: a tree down across Belote Street in Melfa.

The Eastern Shore dealt with the effects of the weather from the past 24 hours Friday morning.

Parksley, courtesy of A&N Electric Cooperative

Heavy soaking rains dropped 2-3 inches of rain from Thursday into Friday morning. This, combined with Friday’s heavy winds, led to several trees being reported down on the Eastern Shore. Various reports came in including Melfa, Bridgetown, Bloxom and Parksley, which caused a power outage for A&N Electric Cooperative consumers this morning.

As of now there are no reports of trees down across the road but as the winds continue blowing with gusts up to 50 mph, it is possible that there more could fall, after yesterday’s heavy rain has likely loosened root systems. 

Motorists on the Shore should be cautious of flooding on the back roads.  This is basically rainwater flooding.  Please drive carefully until some of the rain drains off.

Saturday’s forecast is much nicer, calling for sunny skies with a high near 47 and west wind 8 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.