RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The threat from Isaias is increasing for the Carolinas and Virginia with Tuesday morning through early afternoon the most likely window for highest impacts over central and eastern Virginia. We now have high confidence in a forecast track that will take Isaias across Central/Eastern Virginia, which will bring significant impacts in terms of rain/wind.
Eastern Virginia has been upgraded to a TROPICAL STORM WARNING for Tuesday, which includes RVA. In summary:
Here is the flash flood watch for Virginia for Monday night through the day Tuesday:
The current forecast track from the National Hurricane Center takes the center of the storm somewhere between RVA and Norfolk Tuesday morning into the midday.
A large swatch of 3-6″ rain is likely, right along the I-95 corridor
There is a risk of wind gusts 40 to 50 mph. If they get that high, that would knock out power for many of us.
2-6″ Rain expected with localized flooding expected. The tornado threat is low for metro RVA as long as the storm does not deviate much from its current forecast track.
Coastal locations including the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Southeast Virginia will see heavy surf and dangerous rip currents.
The threats for Coastal Virginia will include a high risk of 50+ mph wind gusts and power outages, a high risk for flooding, and a moderate risk for a couple of tornadoes.
Specifically concerning the tornado threat, the highest threat will likely be along the coastline of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula into Southeast Virginia. Locations in the green shaded area below have a risk for a couple of tornadoes on Tuesday.
There are some things you can do now to prepare for potential impacts from this storm.
We will keep you posted through the coming days. Download the NBC12 First Alert Weather App for updates.
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