UPDATED: NWS Winter Storm Briefing Friday, 8 a.m.


The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., has issued an updated briefing as of 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, regarding the upcoming winter storm this evening (Friday, Jan. 28) into Saturday.


  • Significant disruptions to travel are expected, especially for the Virginia and Maryland Eastern Shore where as much as 8 to 12 inches (with locally higher amounts) 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 tonight through Saturday night. 

Timing:  This 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 along the coast/Chesapeake Bay and especially for the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland.  

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Questions?Call the NWS at 757-899-5734.

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