The National Weather Service’s Thursday update has increased the predictions for rainfall and winds associated with the system expected to move through our area this weekend.
According to the National Weather Service out of Wakefield, a low pressure system, potentially developing into a tropical storm, will bring heavy rain and windy conditions late Friday into early Sunday. The NWS has officially issued a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for Accomack and Northampton Counties.
Rain totals have been increased for the Eastern Shore, with the NWS saying 3-4 inches will fall. They are also predicting N-NE winds could gust to 45-55 mph near the coast late Friday into early Sunday. A few downed trees/power lines and scattered power outages are possible.
There is still some uncertainty with respect to exact rainfall amounts, so please stay tuned to 103.3 FM WESR for the latest information.
Moderate (locally Major) tidal flooding is forecast with the high tides late Friday night/early Saturday and again Saturday afternoon. Inundation of up to 2 to 3 feet above ground level is possible in vulnerable areas.
Storm conditions are likely from late Friday afternoon through Saturday. Storm Watches have been issued for all of the marine area.