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 Big Four Ice Caves area is closed until further notice while search and rescue teams assess the area for recovery of the deceased victim, according to the sheriff's office and the U.S. Forest Service.
Temperatures may even make a run at 100 F by the end of the weekend, something that hasn't been seen in Dallas so far this year.
Temperatures will be seasonable, near 90 F, with plenty of sunshine and humidity, AccuWeather Meteorologist Edward Vallee said.
Temperatures will struggle to reach 70 Wednesday, then remain in the 70s through the end of the work week.
A 32-year-old Marine was hospitalized on Saturday, July 4, after being bitten by a shark near Surf City, North Carolina, WITN-TV reports.
Following a dry end to the holiday weekend, showers and thunderstorms will quickly return to the Northeast and increase in number through Wednesday.
Record heat. Chamberlain, SD hit 105; the old record was 103 from 1985. Mitchell, MT tied their record high of 103 from 1930. Joseph, OF hit 95, breaking the record of 90 from 1906. Boundary Dam, WA reached 99; the record had been 90, set in 1985.
New England (1911)
A peak in one of New England's most severe July heat waves (90 degrees plus from the 2nd through the 12th).
Harrisburg, PA (1936)
Heat wave sent temperatures past 100 degrees and as high as 110 degrees nearby. Hundreds felled by heat stroke.