While the worst of the nor'easter will take aim farther north in the mid-Atlantic and New England, cold rain, gusty wind and coastal flooding will impact southeastern Virginia.
A storm responsible for drenching rain in part of the South during Election Day will turn northward and reorganize Tuesday night and Wednesday along the Atlantic coast.
The storm will bring above-normal tides Wednesday, due to a north to northeasterly wind. Tides will run 2 to 3 feet above normal, causing minor to moderate coastal flooding at times of high tide into Wednesday night. Tides will return to normal Thursday.
Peak gusts between 40 and 50 mph are possible during the height of the storm Wednesday. The wind can be strong enough to bring down a few trees and cause sporadic power outages.
Winds will swing more offshore and begin to east Thursday.
The combination of periods of rain, wind and other atmospheric conditions will result in AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures in the 30s much of the time.
Cold air and flurries are in store for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday but should not significantly impact voter turnout.
Snow will pound New England on Monday as a coastal storm impacts the region.
Snow and slippery travel will arrive in the mid-Atlantic states prior to the middle of the week.
Chilly air will visit New Orleans this year for the annual Mardi Gras celebrations and linger over the city until later in the week.
Warmer air will build from California to Washington into Tuesday raising temperatures to near-record levels and increasing the risk of wildfires in some areas.
Denver Broncos fans celebrating the Super Bowl win will see ideal conditions for Tuesday's parade and pep rally.
Vega, TX (1956)
61 inches of snow fell from one storm (Feb 1-8) State record for a single storm and for a month.
Snowstorm, worst of season. 12-18 inches in the western mountains . . . a foot common statewide up to 24 inches in the mountains of Vermont, between Bristol and Waitsfield. 16 inches in other mountain areas, 12-14 inches in valleys, 14 inches at Albany, NY and 10 inches at Plattsburgh, NY.
Chicago, FL (1987)
Wind gusts of 65-70 mph from the north and northeast produced 15 foot waves on Lake Michigan. There were extensive shoreline erosion resulting in millions of dollars, and boulders 6 feet in diameter were pushed on shore.