From Meterologist Zach Daniel of WTVR:
Sandy continues as a Category 1 hurricane with max sustained winds of 75 m.p.h. A slight strengthening is expected as Sandy transitions into a powerful low/nor’easter as it makes landfall late Monday and early Tuesday near the Delaware Bay.
Coastal flooding is already occurring in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, where water levels are as much as 4 feet above normal. The photo below was shot and sent by Chris Stanley at Stingray Point at 2:30 p.m.
Moderate to heavy rain continues to fall in eastern Virginia, with light rain approaching the metro area. Winds in Richmond have been sustained at 15-25 m.p.h, gusting to 35 m.p.h.
There were recorded wind gusts in Norfolk of 52 m.p.h earlier this afternoon. Rainfall totals along the eastern Northern Neck and eastern Maryland Peninsula, and Hampton Roads are ranging from 1 to 3 inches so far.
Expect the wind and rain to continue to steadily increase overnight. We should wake up to moderate to heavy rain in the metro, with sustained winds of 20-30 m.p.h, gusting up to 40 m.p.h.
Heavy rain will continue throughout the day, with sustained winds of 30-40 m.p.h, and gusts to 50 m.p.h. by sunset. The worst part of the storm will occur from 8 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, where heavy rain will combine with sustained winds of 35-45 m.p.h., gusting up to 60 m.p.h.
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