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First Warning Forecast: Soggy and windy this weekend, tidal flooding threat

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 23:27:07-04

Meteorologist Kristy Steward's First Warning Forecast:

It's been another gloomy day with lots of clouds, but not a lot of rain. Much of the same will continue through tonight. The clouds will keep our lows warm in the mid to upper 60s.

More rain moves in this weekend. Especially soggy Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. This rain will be coming from a low pressure system riding along our coast. It has a 40% chance of becoming tropical. This low will also bring us a rough surf through the weekend. 4-6 feet waves bring us a moderate-high rip current risk each day. With 10-20 MPH east-northeasterly winds, our tidal flooding will rise from nuisance levels to minor flooding levels Sunday. We have a Coastal Flood Statement in effect for our Virginia coastal communities from 10 AM Saturday until 4 PM Sunday as 1-2 feet of inundation is forecast. Rain both days this weekend will keep temperatures slightly cooler. Highs in the mid 70s.

Beginning Monday, high pressure starts to move in. That will dry us out from Monday through Friday and bump up our temperatures into the low 80s again.

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