National Weather Service

Hurricane Matthew expected to impact Williamsburg area

Hurricane Matthew expected to impact Williamsburg area

Emergency officials and residents are keeping their eyes glued to the Caribbean as Hurricane Matthew continues its slow trek toward the East Coast.

Rain and heavy winds from the category four hurricane are expected lash large portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Peninsula this weekend.

Just how bad the storm's impact will be is expected to become clearer in the next few days.

In a briefing Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicted Hampton Roads could get 4-8 inches of rain this weekend. Prior rainfall in the area and saturated soil, coupled with the storm's sustained winds, could flood low-lying areas and topple trees.

Calling the possible impact "moderate...

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