From the ABC 7 Weather team

Delmarva Beach forecast this Friday through Sunday

August 25, 2011 - 08:19 AM
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Looks like one of the worst beach weekends of the Summer season thanks to Hurricane Irene.

Due to the impending storm, Ocean City is now under a Phase 1 Evacuation Plan meaning the following:


- Anyone traveling to Ocean City is asked to delay their visit until the situation improves.

- Mobile Home Residents and Residents of known flood prone areas should prepare secure your homes and prepare to evacuate.

-Secure or move all watercraft.

- All persons are asked to tune into their Government Access Channel for further detailed information or advisories. 
 
If you were thinking about heading to the beach this weekend you should rethink those plans as Irene will make for nasty and potentially dangerous conditions.  Be sure to monitor the latest updates from the National Hurricane Center as the exact track could still change.

Friday, August 26th

Partly Sunny, Showers & T-Storms Possible (40%) Highs: Mid 80s

A stalled frontal boundary will keep conditions a bit unsetteld Friday producing partly sunny skies with a fair chance of showers and storms developing mainly during the afternoon hours.  Unfortunitly this may vary well be the best beach day we have all weekend. 

Saturday, August 27th
Scattered Showers & Storms, Some Heavy, Turning Windy Highs: Around 80

Scattered showers and rain will move in associated with Irene.  Showers and storms may be heavy at times and will be accompanied by winds that will be increasing throughout the day becoming strong out of the east at 25-30 mph.  Dangerous rip currents and rough seas will also be present.  Tropical storm force conditions will be possible Saturday night.

Sunday, August 28th
Sunday expect areas of rain and storms that will  be heavy at times and confined mainly to the morning hours.  Tropical storm force conditions to perhaps hurricane force conditions will be possible.  Beach erosion, rip tides, and dangerous seas will also be possible.

Hurricane or Tropical Storm Conditions Possible Highs: Around 80

 

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