The National Weather Service has issued a Gale Warning that will remain in effect from 10:00 p.m. Saturday to 6:00 p.m. Sunday
The warning affects the lower Chesapeake Bay and coastal waters in SE Virginia and NE North Carolina extending 20 miles out to sea.
* WINDS: 20 TO 33 KNOTS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. 30 TO 40 KNOTS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.
A small craft advisory has also been issued and will be in effect from 4:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday.
Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.