Winds have been onshore for a couple of days and we now have a strong storm system near the coast. This combination is producing coastal flooding during high tide cycles. This will continue into Saturday morning for areas near the Chesapeake Bay and along the James River in eastern Virginia.
During high tide, water levels will be running one to two feet above normal. Minor flooding will occur in those areas normally affected during events like these. The storm will exit Friday night into Saturday, and the wind direction will change over the weekend.
A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds, wave action and/or tides will combine to create flooding of low areas along the shore, and near tidal rivers and creeks. Be prepared for the possibility of road closures and minor flooding of properties. If travel is necessary, do not attempt to drive through water of unknown depth.
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