Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Minor tidal flooding expected through Monday, along with more rain for much of the week

Posted at 7:48 AM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-28 06:08:21-04

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A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. Monday for Outer Banks Dare county; until 11 p.m. Monday for the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach,  and Accomack, Northampton (VA), Isle of Wight, Surry, and Outer Banks Currituck counties; and 1 a.m. Tuesday for the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Middlesex and York counties.

We’re tracking more unsettled weather for the work week….As we move through the week, we’re tracking several opportunities for rain in your forecast. The coastal storm that has impacted our weather this weekend will continue to give us a lot of clouds and a chance of widely scattered showers on Monday. However, a few of us may see some sunshine peeking between the clouds through the day.  So, the day will not be a washout. Highs will be in the lower 80s. And while the winds won’t be as breezy, we could still see some minor tidal flooding around high tide on Monday, so keep that in mind. High tide times at Sewells Point on Monday are around 9:43 a.m. and 10:10 p.m.

On Tuesday, we’ll likely see partly sunny skies and growing rain chances during the day as a cold front approaches the area. That will send moisture in our direction in the form of rain through Wednesday. High temperatures will fall from the low 80s on Tuesday into the mid 70s on Wednesday.  The cold front will stall along the coast going into Thursday, giving way to more rainfall and coastal flooding by the end of the week into next weekend.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Not as Breezy. Low temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds: E/NE 10-20 mph.

Monday: Partly Sunny. A Few Showers Possible (20-30%). Not as Breezy. High temperatures in the lower 80s. Winds: E 10-20 mph.

Tuesday: Partly Sunny. Chance of Showers (40%). High temperatures in the lower 80s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Monday
Pollen: Low (Ragweed, grasses)
UV Index: High
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Low

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