Weather Service warns Hampton Roads could see its worst coastal flooding since 2015

Hampton Roads could see some of the worst coastal flooding since Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015, the National Weather Service said Thursday morning.

That’s due to a likely prolonged period of moderate to major tidal flooding over the weekend, according to an email from Jeff Orrock, head meteorologist with the service’s Wakefield office.

“Bottom line this looks to be a significant tidal event,” he wrote.

The long flooding period will start Saturday and last through at least Monday, Orrock said.

More immediately, the service is warning of potential flash flooding in Hampton Roads Thursday afternoon into Friday. Three to 6 inches of rain are possible.


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