Coastal flooding continues, but James River forecast crest is lowered

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Richmond, Va. -- Moderate to major flooding will continue this weekend, especially near high tide, along the Chesapeake Bay and the York and Rappahannock rivers.  Coastal flood warnings continue until Monday morning.  Additional rain amounts this weekend will not be very high, but wind gusts over 25 mph will push the water against the shoreline.

More about the flooding can be found here and a photo gallery is located here.



Much of our viewing received the one to three inches of rain that we forecasted.  However, some of the hydrology models for the river forecasts used higher rain amounts.  Since the rainfall didn't hit those higher amounts, the updated river forecast crests have dropped.  This is a significant change for the James River, where many locations will stay below flood stage this weekend.


Click here for the latest river stages and forecasts for the entire state.

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