Tropical Storm Ophelia headed toward Virginia

Posted at 7:02 AM, Sep 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-23 03:57:48-04

Tropical Storm Ophelia has formed off the mid-Atlantic coast and is expected to bring heavy rain, storm surges and windy conditions over the weekend. Ophelia should make landfall near Morehead City, NC before sunrise Saturday, and will move north across land, passing between Richmond and Williamsburg Saturday night.

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The potential for rainfall will be a widespread 2-4", with a little less in the Western Piedmont and a little more possible along the Bay.

Winds will be sustained at 25-35 mph, with gusts in the 40-50 mph range. A tropical storm warning is in effect Friday through early Sunday for the eastern Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Hampton Roads.

A storm surge warning is in effect for these areas, with tide levels of 2 to 4 feet above normal.

The storm will move north of the area late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

Quiet weather is expected early next week with seasonal temperatures. Showers will be possible on Tuesday and Thursday.

The Autumnal Equinox (Fall) begins early Saturday at 2:50 a.m.

More details are available in the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.

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