Blizzard Warning and a Coastal Flood Advisory, Too

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Staff Report —

The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., has issued an updated briefing as of 4:05 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, regarding the upcoming winter storm this evening into Saturday.

Threats:

  • Blizzard Warnings have been expanded west across the Maryland and Virginia Eastern Shore.
  • Winter Storm Warnings have been expanded to include Newport News.
  • Significant disruptions to travel are expected, especially for the Virginia and Maryland Eastern Shore where as much as 8 to 12 inches of snow accumulation is expected.
  • There will likely be a sharp cutoff in snow accumulations 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.
  • Storm conditions for the northern coastal waters and Gale conditions for the rest of the local waters are expected tonight through Saturday night.
  • A freezing spray advisory is in effect from Saturday evening through early Sunday.

Timing: This evening into Saturday afternoon.

Location: All of the forecast area has the potential to see accumulating snow, but the highest amounts will likely be along the Chesapeake Bay and especially across the Eastern Shore.

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Questions?Call us at 757-899-5734

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