More flooding possible along the I-95 corridor as a powerful storm continues to spread off the east coast

A powerful storm that developed from the remnants of what was once Hurricane Ian will continue to spin off the east coast on Tuesday, bringing another day of flooding as strong onshore winds push water towards inland.

The FOX Forecast Center has been monitoring the storm system since its development over the weekend, which brought heavy rain and gusty northeasterly winds to the Delmarva Peninsula and North Carolina’s Outer Banks.


Hurricane Ian first made landfall along Florida’s southwest coast last Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph.

Ian swept through Florida knocking out power to millions of utility customers and causing catastrophic and deadly storm surge in coastal areas.

After leaving Florida’s northeast coast, Ian tracked north and made landfall in South Carolina on Friday afternoon as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 85 mph.

Ian quickly lost its strength and tropical characteristics, but continued to bring high winds, heavy rains and flooding to parts of the mid-Atlantic and northeast.

A coastal storm spawned by the remnants of Ian has developed and is now responsible for this persistent stretch of heavy rain, gusty winds and coastal flooding.


Forecast Tuesday

A few more centimeters of rain could fall in the region on Tuesday.
(FOX Weather)

As the storm system continues to spin off the coast, it will track moderate to heavy rain across the Delmarva Peninsula northward into New Jersey and Long Island.

Rain is possible for hundreds of miles of the Interstate 95 corridor from Boston to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but the highest rainfall totals will be centered along coastal areas of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. .

Further inland, the Washington area could also receive an additional 2 to 3 inches of rain over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Coastal flood alerts in effect Tuesday.
(FOX Weather)

The FOX Forecast Center expects strong winds from the storm to bring coastal flooding and as a result, coastal flood warnings and advisories are in effect through at least Wednesday.

FOX Weather meteorologist Jason Frazer explained that the winds are so strong with the storm system turning off the coast because it teams up with an area of ​​high pressure to the north.

“Any time you have a pressure difference like this, just in between, you start getting these really strong winds,” he said. “As a result, with this overland flow, we’re going to have these very strong overland winds, and that’s going to lead to major flooding.”

Coastal flood warnings extend from the Toms River, New Jersey, south along the Jersey Shore, Delmarva Peninsula and Virginia Tidewater, including Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Coastal flood advisories are in effect for areas further inland. This includes southern New Jersey, northern Delaware, and parts of eastern North Carolina.

Ian’s story

On his first landfall, Ian hit the town of La Coloma in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province at 4:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday. The Category 3 hurricane’s maximum sustained winds at landfall were estimated at 125 mph.

After leaving a trail of destruction and causing an island-wide blackout, Hurricane Ian forced its way into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where it continued to strengthen.

Hurricane Ian hit southwest Florida on Wednesday after making two catastrophic landfalls.

Ian was a monstrous Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph when it first landed in Cayo Costa, Florida around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

About 90 minutes later, the hurricane made landfall in Florida, just south of Punta Gorda, with winds of 145 mph.

The storm continued to cross the Florida peninsula, bringing torrential rains to Orlando and other parts of the Sunshine State. The storm left more than 2.5 million customers without power.


After turning into a tropical storm in northeast Florida, Ian slammed his way into the Atlantic with his eyes on the Carolina coast.

On Thursday, Ian regained hurricane strength and brought deadly storm surge to South Carolina.

With its final landfall in the United States, Ian arrived in South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 85 mph and a central pressure of 977 millibars.

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