Patrick’s forecast: Coastal storm to bring flooding, gusty winds, heavy rain and rough surf

Posted at 3:32 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 16:49:27-04

Well, there is no sugarcoating it. It is going to be a really nasty weekend courtesy of a coastal storm headed in our direction.

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We are expecting flooding at times of high tide throughout the weekend, rainfall of 2 to 3 inches or more, wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph and 8 to 10 foot surf at the oceanfront.

The heaviest of the rain will likely move in overnight tonight and through the first part of Saturday. But showers are possible anytime on Saturday and Sunday.

Our highest tides and highest risk for flooding will come on Saturday morning between 7 and 9 AM, Saturday night between 7:30 and 9:30 PM and on Sunday morning between 8 and 10 AM.

The rainfall will become more scattered on Sunday and the winds will lighten up a bit and start to shift to the east and southeast.

We could see some lingering showers early on Monday, but most of the day is looking dry as the storm system moves away from us.

Weather & Health for Saturday
Pollen: Low (Ragweed)
UV Index: Low
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1971 Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak: East Central VA, Eastern Shore

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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