Sandy will continue to batter southeastern Virginia into Tuesday even though landfall in New Jersey is forecast.
Coastal Flooding, high winds and heavy rain from Sandy are in store for the area.
While the New Jersey and New York City areas will have the worst conditions in terms of storm surge and high winds, major impact will continue to be felt farther south along the mid-Atlantic and North Carolina coasts.
In southeastern Virginia, the worst effects from storm surge flooding will continue Sunday night and Monday. Tides will run between 5 and 8 feet above normal with the worst conditions at time of high tide. Significant over wash of waves will occur.
Winds will swing around from northeast to north. These winds will drive both Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay water into southeastern Virginia during the first part of the storm.
Peak wind gusts will range between 60 and 70 mph spanning Monday and Tuesday as winds swing from north to northwest and then west. Higher gusts are possible over the open water and at crane level. Downed trees and power outages are expected.
By Tuesday winds will be pushing water out to sea over southeastern Virginia.
Enough rain will fall to cause urban, flash and small stream flooding. A general 2 to 4 inches of rain will fall, mostly through Monday. Locally higher amounts are forecast farther northeast over the Delmarva Peninsula and farther north near Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
The wet weather pattern will continue across the Seattle area through the first part of the weekend before drier weather moves in for the new week.
Clouds and a gusty southerly breeze will be the rule across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to wrap up Christmas week as spotty showers move in for the weekend.
Following wet weather earlier this week, drier weather will return for the first part of the weekend before storms late in the weekend.
Mild weather will continue in Harrisburg this weekend but will be followed by seasonably cold air during the final days of 2014.
While temperatures will be well above average in Pittsburgh this weekend, colder air will arrive next week for the final days of 2014.
After a blustery and cold weather pattern earlier in the week, temperatures will rebound across the Detroit area and winds will die down for the weekend.
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20.2" of snow - the all time 24 hour December record.
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