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 risk of flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms will spread toward southern Florida as a tropical disturbance shifts northwestward from Cuba.
Following a tropical threat for the United States Gulf coast next week, an uptick in tropical systems will continue for the next six to eight weeks.
After showers threaten to spoil outdoor plans over the weekend, Monday will feature great weather for the bank holiday in Wales and England.
On the heels of deadly Typhoon Mindulle, Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan early next week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Relief from the heat baking Germany this weekend will come by early next week, but not before violent thunderstorms threaten northern areas to end the weekend.
President Obama visited flood victims in Louisiana this week, while several tropical systems were on the prowl in the Atlantic.
Georgia & South Carolina (1881)
335 died in a hurricane. The most severe damage was in Savannah and Charleston.
South Carolina (1893)
First of 3 great hurricanes that year in SC. Over 1,000 people drowned in tidal surge at Charleston.
Miami, FL (1964)
Hurricane Cleo battered South Florida area, the first direct hit since 1950. Gusts to 135 mph, barometer 28.57 inches. Damage at $125 million.