Tropical Storm Watch Now in Effect for Parts of Delmarva

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Accomack and Northampton Counties on Virginia’s Eastern Shore as Hurricane Dorian begins it’s trek northward along the southeastern U.S. coastline.

Forecasters are predicting Tropical Storm force winds of 30-40 miles an hour with gusts up to 60 miles are hour, storm surge and flooding rain. There is also an isolated risk of tornadoes.

Hurricane Dorian’s current track from the National Hurricane Center places it off the Delmarva coast around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. Impacts are likely to be minimal for the vast majority of Delmarva as the storm continues to show an eastward trend skirting the coastline. There are three other active Atlantic tropical systems, including Tropical Storm Fernand in the Gulf of Mexico, a disturbance hundreds of miles off South Carolina’s coast, and a Tropical Depression positioned west of Africa. It is too soon to know if these systems will have impacts on the Mid-Atlantic United States.

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