Forecast: Isaias will have significant impacts on Virginia late Monday and Tuesday

Tuesday is the day to watch for strong winds, heavy rain; plus a tornado threat east of RVA

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Tropical Storm Isaias will likely move near or across the NBC12 viewing area Monday and Tuesday, which likely means significant impacts for our area.

TONIGHT: Showers diminish. Lows overnight in the mid 70s (Rain Chance 60%)

Tracking Isaias which will likely still be a tropical storm on its forecast track across eastern North Carolina into eastern Virginia from late Monday into Tuesday. Time of greatest direct impacts for Virginia will be from Monday night into Tuesday. As with any tropical system, the forecast track and intensity can change so continue to monitor forecasts

MONDAY: FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Mostly cloudy with showers which could be heavy afternoon and night . Rain could be heavy as Isaias pushes tropically enhanced rainfall northward. Strong wind gusts and flooding are possible at the coast by sunrise Tuesday, with gusts and rain also increasing inland areas Monday evening and night into Tuesday. Highs upper 80s. (Rain Chance late day: 80%)


TUESDAY: **FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY**: Showers and storms likely with strong winds LIKELY, especially eastern Virginia including the I-95 corridor and Richmond metro area. Rain totals of 3-6″+ will be possible. Winds of 30-40mph with gusts to 55 likely. Be alert Tuesday for the potential for some localized flooding. Lows in the low 70s, highs in the low 80s. (Rain Chance: near 100%)

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. Scattered PM showers and storms. Lows near 70, highs upper 80s (Rain Chance: 30%)

THURSDAY: Partly sunny. PM Storms. Lows near 70, highs upper 80s (Rain Chance: 40%)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny. PM Storms. Lows near 70, highs upper 80s (Rain Chance 60%)

SATURDAY: Partly sunny, Few PM storms. Lows near 70, highs upper 80s (Rain Chance 30%)

SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Lows near 70, highs upper 80s

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