Strong coastal storm to affect our area through Friday morning!

The coastal storm is intensifying off the Virginia coast and winds have already picked up gusting to 25mph, temperatures right now are in the upper 30s. A very tricky forecast as far as snow amounts are concerned but I will give it my best guess. A mix of rain and snow will develop mostly after 12 noon that will change to all snow around 6PM, about a 1/2 inch of snow may be on the ground by evening. The snow will continue tonight into Thursday morning with an additional 3 inches by Thursday morning.
The snow will taper off by noon on Thursday but light snow mixed with rain may linger into Thursday evening with another 1/2″ falling.. This storm will be slow moving and we still may have some light snow into Friday morning with another inch or two before ending. Total accumulation through Friday morning will be 3-6 inches however as I said it is a tricky forecast. One thing is for certain that we will have strong winds gusting to 35 MPH through Thursday night and their will be coastal flooding.
On the bright side once this storm moves away we will have a rather nice and mild spring-type weather with plenty of sunshine and temperatures 50 degrees or higher.
Mild weather will continue into early next week but there will be a chance of showers Monday night.

The forecast: Today – Rain and snow developing mostly after noon changing to snow around 5PM, 1/2″ of accumulation by evening, high near 40. Wind gusts to 30 MPH.
Tonight – Snow, accumulating 1-3 inches by morning, wind gusts to 35 MPH, low in the low 30s.
Thursday – Snow in the morning, with a chance of rain or snow in the afternoon, another 1/2″ of snow possible, high near 40, wind gusts to 35 MPH.
Thursday night – Cloudy with a chance of snow, low in the low 30s.
Friday – Chance of snow ending by noon, another 1-2″ possible, high in the low 40s.
Saturday – Sunny, high near 50.
Sunday – Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s.
Monday – Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower in the evening, high in the low 50s.
Tuesday – Partly sunny, high near 50.

Marine Forecast: Storm warning from 11am today through Thursday afternoon.
Northeast wind becoming north gusting to 50 knots, seas rising to 17 feet by Thursday.
Outlook. Small craft advisory likely will continue into Saturday morning before lowering to below advisory levels Saturday afternoon continuing into Sunday.

Have a good day and stay safe!

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