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Dorian Now Category 3, Moving Up Carolina Coast, Will Begin To Impact Virginia Tonight

Dorian Now Category 3, Moving Up Carolina Coast, Will Begin To Impact Virginia Tonight
Photo: Satellite, September 5, 7:56am Source: NOAA

Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to a Category 3 storm again with 115 mile-an-hour winds, more than a million people are under mandatory evacuation orders in the Carolinas and Hurricane warnings now extend to the Virginia border.  Charles Fishburne reports.

Transcript:

Charles Fishburne:  Forecasters predict long periods of heavy rain in Southeast Virginia along with potentially life-threatening winds, power outages and major tidal flooding.

Tropical storm watches have been extended   into the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, Williamsburg and Emporia.

 Mike Montefusco, National  Weather Service

Mike Montefusco:  As far as impacts for Richmond metro area we do expect one half to one inch of rain.

Fishburne:  Two to four inches from Tri-cities to the middle peninsula, four to six across western Tidewater, eight to ten across coastal southeast Virginia.  As for winds in the metro area:

Montefusco:   We are looking for potential of 35 to 45 mile-an-hour winds for a brief period tonight into Friday morning, which will bring the potential for some power outages

Stay tuned for updates.  Charles Fishburne, VPM News.

 

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