NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Strong winds are creating the perfect storm for moderate to major tidal flooding into Tuesday.

Experts predicted it would be worse than the King Tide last fall, but so far we’re seeing lower overall levels than expected.

Watch: More details on the tidal flooding from WAVY’s Jeremy Wheeler

“Watch where the high tides are. That’s when it’ll get worse,” said Skip Stiles of Wetlands Watch, the organization is dedicated to conserving wetlands.

According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, moderate to major tidal flooding were expected along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and Virginia’s tidal rivers Saturday night through mid-week.

The high tides Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning are set to be 5.7 feet at Sewell’s Point and go down to 5.4 feet on Tuesday afternoon.

Gale conditions are also expected for the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and Currituck Sound through Tuesday.

“It’s going to be hard to get around. Hampton Boulevard will probably be flooded most of the next few days,” Stiles stated.

Stiles told 10 On Your Side he spent most of Saturday informing new business owners of the impending water and handing out flyers.

“The water literally comes up out of the ground because where I’m standing used to be a creek,” Stiles said.

If you live near a flood zone, move your valuables to higher ground. That includes your cars.

Check before you leave. Never drive in high water or across a flooded roadway. A few inches of water can sweep vehicles away. Do not try to move or drive around a barricade or sign.

Avoid flood-prone areas, especially along creeks, ditches, and low-lying areas. Look out for tree limbs and other debris in the roadway that may have been carried by water. Reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Keep headlights on while it’s raining.

“Just be real careful because any water you see in the streets is going to be saltwater. Even if you drive through it it’s going to be saltwater on your brakes,” Stiles cautioned.

Stiles predicts the high water won’t begin to recede until mid-week, so plan ahead. The City of Norfolk recently partnered with the Waze app to help drivers navigate flood-closed streets.

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