UPDATED: Oct. 4, 2015 10:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Hurricane Joaquin is not much of a threat anymore, but strong winds continue in the D.C. area after days of heavy rain.
The region remains under a Coastal Flood Advisory until 5 a.m. Monday. The previous Coastal Flood Watch and Flash Flood Watch are no longer in effect after heavy rain plastered the city early Saturday morning but tapered off.
Most of the D.C. and Baltimore areas experienced about one to two inches of precipitation on Saturday after days of heavy rain from a nor’easter.
Spotty drizzle is possible throughout Sunday and the wind will continue to swirl with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour.
NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) October 04, 2015
Weather officials are warning the heavy winds could potentially blow over trees, as the waterlogged ground leaves trees with less stability.
By Monday, the rain should be mostly done with, though wind will continue to make its presence felt. Falling trees and downed power lines could remain a concern until Tuesday.
Forecasters warned that even as Joaquin peels away from the coast, its effects will be felt because it will continue supplying tropical moisture to the gusty rainstorm stretching from Georgia to New England.
Despite the heavy rain and grim weather the region has gotten the past few days, it pales in comparison to areas further down the East Coast. The National Weather Service says parts of North and South Carolina already have gotten up to 11 inches of rain this week. Forecasters say some areas could see storm totals as high as 15 inches, while parts of Virginia and Maryland could get up to 5 inches.
Ocean City had five feet of water in low-lying areas at high tide Friday afternoon, but by evening the floodwaters had largely receded.
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