VIRGINIA, USA — Hampton Roads will deal with a prolonged period of higher than normal tides this week.
With low pressure offshore and higher pressure to the west, a stiff north wind developed Tuesday, and will continue Wednesday through Friday. Sustained winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph across the Chesapeake Bay are pushing water to the north facing shorelines.
As a result, tide levels are expected to build 1.5 to 2.5 feet above normal over the next couple of days.
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for southeast Virginia. While the current advisory runs until 1 p.m. on Thursday, additional advisories are anticipated into Friday as minor tidal flooding appears likely for Norfolk.
Yorktown will experience minor tidal flooding through Friday morning, with a possibility of moderate tidal flooding with the evening high tide Friday.
Residents living in flood-prone areas throughout southeast Virginia should monitor the weather and tide levels closely, and check-in with 13News Now over the next few days for updates.