Tropical storm warning extended for eastern, southeastern Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. -- A tropical storm warning has been extended to include eastern and southeastern Virginia for this weekend.  Wind gusts in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula will exceed 40 to 45 mph, and gusts over 50 to 60 mph will be possible near Virginia Beach and the Eastern Shore.

Advisory

The Richmond metro area may see gusts over 30 mph, but areas between I-95 and far eastern Virginia could see gusts over 35 to 40 mph.

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The best period for the stronger winds will be during Saturday morning and afternoon.  Wind speeds should lessen a bit Saturday evening into Saturday night.

Coastal flooding will be possible over the weekend, especially during the period of high tide.  Water levels will be a few feet above normal.  Additional details about river and water levels can be found here.

Hermine will move from the Outer Banks to well offshore from Saturday into Sunday.  The storm center will remain far offshore, but it will stay fairly stationary for the first half of the week.  Gusty winds will be possible along the Atlantic coast in addition to high waves and strong rip currents.  Conditions should improve by later in the week.

Additional information on Hermine's current location and forecast track can be found in the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.

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