Severe Weather Virginia

Shoppers walk in a grocery store parking lot in Mechanicsville, Va., on Sunday, December 9, 2018. A wide-reaching winter storm has dumped several inches of snow through North Carolina and Virginia. (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

After dumping record snowfall in places like Richmond, the storm that made for one nasty Sunday will leave some minor tidal flooding in its wake as it finally moves off the coast.

During today's midday high tide at Sewell's Point, low-lying areas prone to flooding will experience waters up to 2 feet above normal because of strong northeasterly winds that have been pushing water into the lower Chesapeake Bay since Sunday, the National Weather Service said in its Monday morning forecast discussion.

Strong winds will continue through the morning, prompting the service to issue coastal flooding and high surf advisories. Some minor beach erosion could continue until winds die off later today.

According to the weather service, areas around Richmond and south got nearly a foot of snow Sunday. Many school systems just out of the region have either canceled or delayed classes today and there were extensive power outages just to the west.

South Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina saw up to an inch of rain Sunday. Early Monday sprinkles should end by the middle of the day, as temperatures rise to the mid 40s this afternoon.

Lee Tolliver, 757-222-5844,


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