Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking more moderate to major tidal flooding on Monday

Posted at 3:11 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 15:11:15-04

More moderate to major tidal flooding on Monday….As we move through our Monday, stay VIPIReady! We’re expecting even more moderate to major flooding in the area, especially around high tide, all courtesy of gusty northeast winds.  High tide at Sewells Point will be at 3:44 a.m and 4:18 p.m. on Monday – a big problem during the afternoon commute from work. Turn around, don’t drown!  On Tuesday,  as our winds start to relax a bit, the threat for tidal flooding will begin to go down. However, just to keep this in mind, high tide on Tuesday at Sewells Point will be at 4:48 a.m. and 5:21 p.m.

As for sky conditions, expect mostly cloudy skies and a few scattered showers on Monday. While a lingering shower is possible early Tuesday, high pressure from the north will take control, allowing more sunshine to move in. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s Monday and Tuesday.  Even more sun is expected through the end of the work week. Highs will be in the mid 70s.

As for Hurricane Joaquin, it remains very powerful as the center of the storm moves west of Bermuda. The storm will track northeast over the next few days, staying well away from the East Coast.

Tonight: Cloudy Skies. Scattered Showers (40%). Windy. Low temperatures in the mid 60s. Winds: NE 25-30+ mph.

Monday: Mostly Cloudy.  Chance of Showers (30%). Windy. High temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Winds: NE 20-30+ mph.

Tuesday: Partly Sunny. Slight Chance of a Shower (20%). Not as Breezy. High temperatures in the lower 70s. Winds: N 10-15 mph.

Tropical Update

8:00 PM AST Sun Oct 4
Location: 32.6°N 65.9°W
Moving: NNE at 14 mph
Min pressure: 961 mb
Max sustained: 100 mph

Hurricane Joaquin remains a strong storm as it impacts Bermuda. Sustained winds are near 100 mph. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the center. Joaquin is centered about 65 miles WNW of Bermuda and moving NNE at 14 mph.  The storm will pull away from the island on Monday.

Weather & Health

Pollen: Low (Ragweed, Sagebrush)

UV Index: 3 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1911 River Flooding James-Appomattox Basin

2013 Coastal Flooding Oct 4 -15 as Low Pressure sits over mid atlantic. Moderate flooding coast, Chesapeake Bay, Tide Water into Hampton Roads

Dominic Brown
WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3
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