Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Williamsburg looking at a wet weekend

Williamsburg looking at a wet weekend

WILLIAMSBURG — As Hurricane Joaquin veers away from the eastern seaboard, the Historic Triangle still faces what could be a historic amount of rainfall this weekend, according to the latest National Weather Service forecasts.

The Category 4 hurricane is forecast to turn further away from the mainland U.S. than initial predictions.

That doesn't mean we're going to stay dry.

The hurricane's presence in the Atlantic Ocean is stalling a low-pressure front over the East Coast. The combined systems are predicted to produce large amounts of rainfall into Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as many...