Tropical Storm Ophelia Approaching the Mid-Atlantic; Severe Weather and Heavy Rainfall Threats

Heavy rain, gusty winds, storm surge, high surf and rip currents that could be life threatening, will impact the Mid-Atlantic through this weekend. Meanwhile, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to affect portions of the central U.S. including heavy to excessive rainfall through this weekend. For the Intermountain region, below normal temperatures and some snow for the higher elevations.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

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Wakefield, VA Local Forecast Office

5NM NE Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 1st Island VA

Marine Point Forecast

  • Today


    E 35kt
  • Tonight

    Chance Rain

    S 23kt
    8ftWaves Subsiding
  • Sunday

    Slight Chc Rain

    SW 18kt
    5ftWaves Subsiding
  • Sunday

    Mostly Cloudy

    W 10kt
  • Monday

    Slight Chc Rain

    NW 9kt
  • Monday

    Slight Chc Showers

    N 14kt
  • Tuesday

    Chance Showers

    NNE 20kt
  • Tuesday

    Chance Showers

    NE 21kt
  • Wednesday

    Chance Showers

    NE 20kt

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 9:49 pm EDT Sep 22, 2023
Forecast Valid: 5am EDT Sep 23, 2023-6pm EDT Sep 29, 2023

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Detailed Forecast

ENE wind 31 to 35 kt becoming SE in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 44 kt. Rain and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 2pm, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2pm. Seas 9 to 10 ft.
S wind 21 to 23 kt, with gusts as high as 29 kt. A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Seas 8 ft subsiding to 6 ft.
SW wind 13 to 18 kt. A slight chance of rain. Seas 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft.
Sunday Night
W wind 7 to 10 kt becoming WNW after midnight. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.
NW wind around 9 kt. A slight chance of rain after 2pm. Seas around 2 ft.
Monday Night
N wind 11 to 14 kt. A slight chance of showers before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
NNE wind 17 to 20 kt. A chance of showers after 2pm. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tuesday Night
NE wind 18 to 21 kt. A chance of showers. Seas around 4 ft.
NE wind around 20 kt. A chance of showers. Seas around 5 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.


  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 37.03°N 76.07°W
Last Update: 9:49 pm EDT Sep 22, 2023
Forecast Valid: 5am EDT Sep 23, 2023-6pm EDT Sep 29, 2023
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