Tuesday’s VIPIR Forecast: More rain and wind

Posted at 5:01 AM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 11:17:46-04

***A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Surry and Isle of Wight for this afternoon and early evening. Minor tidal flooding is expected along the lower James River and the southern Chesapeake Bay during the hours surrounding high tide.***

***A Coastal Flood Statement is in effect for Gloucester, Middlesex, Mathews, York, Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson for this afternoon and early evening. Water levels on the western Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers will approach minor flooding levels during hours surrounding high tide.***

High Tide Times

Sewells Point: 4:34 PM

Jamestown: 7:27 PM

Yorktown: 4:33 PM

Windmill Point: 6:18 PM

More clouds, showers and wind… We are still tracking an area of low pressure that will linger off of the Carolina coastline for the next several days. Expect mostly cloudy skies, scattered showers and strong winds. The chance for scattered showers will increase this afternoon. Winds will return to the 10 to 20 mph range. The strong NE winds may trigger some minor tidal flooding at times of high tide (around 4:30PM). A mix of clouds and scattered showers will continue for the next several days. The high winds and minor tidal flooding risk will also remain.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(50%), Windy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 10-20

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers(30%), Windy. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds: NE 10-20

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers(30%), Windy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: NE 15-25

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Ida changes direction over the open Atlantic. Ida is located about 965 miles ENE of the northern Leeward Islands and moving ESE at 5 mph. Ida is expected to linger over the open waters of the Atlantic through the weekend as a tropical storm. Some fluctuations in strength are expected over the next few days.

5:00 AM AST Tue Sep 22

Location: 21.3°N 48.6°W

Moving: ESE at 5 mph

Min pressure: 1005 mb

Max sustained: 45 mph

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

September 22nd

1994 Coastal Flooding, High Wind Gale - Southeast, E Coast VA

1994 High Winds, Coastal Flooding - Lower Maryland

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