Article first published: Sunday, Sep. 24, 2023, 5 a.m. ET
On Sunday at 5 am, the National Hurricane Center issued the last advisory for the post-tropical cyclone system. Post Tropical Cyclone Ophelia is 85 miles south of Washington D, with maximum sustained wind of 25 mph. It’s moving 12 mph to the north-northeast.
"A gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours as the low center moves slowly offshore." according to analysts.
Yesterday, Ophelia changed first into a tropical depression and then into a post-tropical cyclone with sustained winds of 25 miles per hour. Ophelia first crossed the Atlantic Ocean, transited North Carolina and entered Virginia
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
Flash flood watches have expired.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND:
STORM SURGE: Water levels remain elevated within portions of Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers but should gradually recede through today.
RAINFALL: Ophelia is expected to produce the following additional rainfall through late this coming night:
Portions of the Mid-Atlantic to southern New England…1 to 3 inches
This rainfall may produce localized flash, urban, and small stream flooding impacts across portions of the Mid-Atlantic region into southern New England. Isolated river flooding is possible in areas of heavier rainfall.
SURF: Swells generated by Ophelia will continue to affect much of the east coast of the United States through today. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Source: National Hurricane Center
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