The National Weather Service in Wakefield continues to track Hurricane Irma. While the news for Florida remains grim, Virginia, it now appears, will have an easier time weathering the storm.
Chief Meteorologist Jeff Orrock said the current track takes Irma into Tennessee weakening to a tropical storm. “For us here in Virginia, it just means we’ll see some breezy conditions at the coast early next week and some continued dangerous rip currents and maybe some minor tidal flooding with the East wind. But, for us, for the most part, much of Virginia remains out of the woods. We’ll just see some scattered showers and some thunderstorms and some breezy conditions early next week.”
The western part of the state, in the mountains, should expect some heavy rain and maybe some flooding as well as some pretty strong winds at higher elevations.