Please see the initial incident briefing product by the National Weather Service, which calls for more wintry weather Friday night into Saturday.
The Total Snow forecast currently suggests 3.6” for Norfolk with the worst-case potential of 6”. As for the specifics of the timing, the Hourly Graph shows the arrival of rain Friday afternoon with the transition to snow later in the evening and all throughout the night and morning hours. Simultaneously, the winds begin to pick up, and we should see gusts around 35mph and temperatures dipping below freezing with a wind chill in the single digits overnight Saturday into Sunday.
Finally, unlike last weekend’s weather event, this one may also bring some coastal flooding. The Tide Chart reflects a Saturday morning high tide (peaks at 6:22 am) of 4.8’, which, while in the minor flood stage, can cause some nuisance ponding further exasperated by the frigid temps.
As we saw leading up to last weekend’s weather, much can and will likely change. This is what we’re seeing right now, and we’ll continue to monitor and keep you posted.
Jim Redick, Director
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness and Response