Columbus Day Weekend Forecast
Update 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 6 p.m. for King George County, Virginia, and Southern Maryland.
A gale warning is in effect for all waters through 6 p.m. The gale warning continues through Sunday night for the central portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
For more information on Matthew, see Post Tropical Matthew Threats and Impacts Briefing for all of Eastern North Carolina
As of 5 a.m. Sunday, Nicole had been downgraded to a tropical storm, with sustained winds of 50 miles-per-hour.
Hurricane Matthew will continue its track northeastward along the Southeast Coast of the U.S. on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Damaging winds, heavy rainfall, dangerous storm surge, and a high risk of flash flooding are forecast for eastern sections of North Carolina and South Carolina through Saturday evening.
In the Fredericksburg area, a rainy Saturday will give way to increasing sun on Sunday into Monday.
Saturday, Oct. 8:
Periods of rain. Patchy fog. High near 68. Northeast wind 3 to 7 miles-per-hour. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Periods of rain, mainly before 9 p.m. Patchy fog before 9 p.m. Low around 55. North wind 7 to 14 miles-per-hour, with gusts as high as 21 miles-per-hour. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday, Oct. 9:
Mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of rain before 9 a.m. Gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 16 miles-per-hour, with gusts as high as 29 miles-per-hour. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 47. North wind 10 to 13 miles-per-hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles-per-hour.
Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 9 to 11 miles-per-hour.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.