Forecast: Rain and wind from Tropical Storm Ophelia have arrived
First Alert Weather Day Tonight and Tomorrow for heavy rain and gusty wind
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We are tracking Tropical Storm Ophelia. Rain and gusty wind will continue to pick up tonight, lasting into early Sunday morning
FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Friday evening through Saturday. Read our First Alert Weather Day blog here: https://www.nbc12.com/2023/09/18/first-alert-heavy-rain-likely-this-weekend/
Tonight: Heavy rain and windy overnight. Winds northeast 15-25 mph with gusts 40-45 mph possible. Stronger wind gusts near 50 mph possible closer to the bay. Highs in the low 70s. (Rain chance close to 100%)
Saturday: Cloudy and windy with rain at any point. Rain could be heavy at times. NE wind 15-25, 30-40+ mph gusts possible, 50+ mph at the Bay. Rain amounts 2-4″ along I-95, 3-6″ at the bay. A Flood Watch is in effect throughout the day.
A Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and SE VA. Moderate to major tidal flooding is likely from a 2-4′ storm surge. Lows near 60°, highs in the low 60s. (Rain Chance close to 100%)
Sunday: A few lingering early morning showers are possible. Mostly cloudy and breezy in the afternoon. West wind 5-15 mph with 25 mph gusts. Lows in the upper 50s, highs in the low 70s. (AM Rain Chance: 20%)
Monday: Mostly sunny. Lows near 60°, highs in the mid-70s. Early front runner for *Verified* Best Weather Day of the Week.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a few showers possible. Lows in the upper 50s, highs in the low 70s. (Rain chance: 20%)
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with areas of light rain. Lows in the upper 50s, high around 70. (Rain Chance: 20%)
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with showers possible. Lows in the upper 50s, highs around 70. (Rain Chance: 30%)
Friday: Mostly cloudy with showers possible. Lows in the upper 50s, highs around 70. (Rain Chance: 30%)
Copyright 2023 WWBT. All rights reserved.