NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this image of Hurricane Dorian as the International Space Station during a flyover on Monday, September 2, 2019. The station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth. Image courtesy of NASA.

For the Eastern Shore, you have today to prepare for Friday.   We are expecting between 3 and 5 inches of rain more in Northampton and less in northern Accomack. The heaviest rain should move in early Friday morning and increase with the bulk of the rain around mid day starting to taper off around 3 p.m. and moving out in the early evening hours.

The winds should start to pick up at around 6 a.m. Friday morning with 25 mph winds and rain at that time. The winds will increase to 35 mph with higher gusts as we move into mid day Friday.   Winds will range from 35 mph on Chincoteague to the 50 mph range at Kiptopeake. Winds will remain strong throughout the afternoon dropping off after 6 p.m. on Friday.

If there’s tidal flooding it will occur on the seaside around 2 p.m. and the bayside tides between 3 and 8 p.m. south to north.

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