Wind Advisory posted for Eastern Shore Sunday into Monday Flood Watch Issued

December 16, 2023

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has posted a Wind Advisory and a High Surf Advisory for the Eastern Shore for Sunday into Monday.

A strong low pressure system will likely impact the area Sunday into Monday, bringing the potential for multiple hazards including gusty winds and heavy rain. Southeast winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected in Accomack and Northampton Counties, with the highest winds expected along the seaside coast. 2 to 2.5 inches of rain is possible.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.In addition a fresh water flooding watch has been issued for both the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland.  Heavy rain could trigger flooding in areas that have poor drainage and usually experience flooding during heavy rain. Motorists are warned to drive with extreme caution Sunday night and Monday morning.

A Coastal Flood Advisory and a High Surf Advisory are also in effect until 5 AM Monday.

For the High Surf Advisory, large breaking waves of 4 to 12 feet expected in the surf zone. For the Coastal Flood Advisory, up to one half foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.

For the High Surf Advisory, from 7 PM Sunday to 4 PM EST Monday. For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 9 PM Sunday to 5 AM EST Monday.

Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline resulting in a low threat of property damage. Expect up to one foot of water above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks and lawns near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion.

If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.


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