RICHMOND, Va (WRIC-TV) – As of 2 PM the maximum sustained winds of Tropical Storm Isaias have weakened to 65 mph and the storm is moving NNE at 40 mph. Gradual weakening continues over the next 24 hours as the storm accelerates to the Northeast.

After the heavy rain from Isaias, some areas in Central Virginia have picked up over 3″ of rain in the last 24 hours. Do not drive through flooded roadways!! The James River is expected to rise to just below action stage on Wednesday morning as all of the water moves down river.

Tropical Storm Isaias will continue to provide heavy rain, strong winds, and possible tornadoes to the New England states. The center of the storm will continue to track along the coast today and should become a post-tropical cyclone tonight or early on Wednesday.

Tropical storm force conditions are expected to reach into New England later today and into tonight. While Gale force winds are expected to spread into southeastern Quebec tonight and Wednesday.