Updated by Meteorologist Ros Runner (11:00 PM, 10/4/2015)
The main weather impacts over Virginia will be continue to be along the coast where a Coastal Flood Warning continues for many areas until Monday evening. This is where moderate to strong northeasterly winds are the primary driving force behind high water surges, particularly around times of high tide. That coupled with high ocean swells being generated by Hurricane Joaquin are causing much higher than normal water level rises along the Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Bay, and tidal rivers in Eastern Virginia. This will continue to bring the potential for MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING into the day Monday.
As the pressure gradient along the East Coast begins to decrease more rapidly Monday night and Tuesday and Hurricane Joaquin continues to move farther away from the U.S. mainland, seas and water levels should begin to subside.
Here is link to NWS text forecasts that include coastal flooding:
Listen to local officials if you are on the Bay/Rivers! If they say to leave-- leave.