The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., has issued briefing #4 as of 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, regarding the upcoming winter storm Friday evening into Saturday.
- Significant disruptions to travel are expected, especially for the Virginia and Maryland Eastern Shore where as much as 6 to 10 inches of snow accumulation is expected.
- There will likely be a sharp cutoff in snow accumulations south and west of the Chesapeake Bay.
- Heavy snow combined with high winds (gusts to 40 to 50 mph) may result in blowing and drifting snow, mainly near the coast.
- There is a threat of minor to locally moderate coastal flooding along portions of the Chesapeake Bay, tidal rivers, and Atlantic Ocean coastlines.
- Gale conditions are expected for coastal waters Friday night through Saturday night.
Timing: Friday evening into Saturday afternoon.
Location: All of the forecast area has the potential to see accumulating snow, but the highest amounts/highest impacts will likely be east of Interstate 95 and especially for the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland.
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Questions?Call the NWS at 757-899-5734