Strong wind gusts and showers from Ian pick up Sunday night

Remnants of Hurricane Ian will still be felt in the D.C. area, with rain picking back up Sunday afternoon and wind gusts continuing to increase into the overnight.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for St. Mary’s County until 11 p.m. Sunday night.
  • A Wind Advisory is in effect from 5 p.m. Sunday until 2 p.m. Monday afternoon for Anne Arundel, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in St. Mary’s County. With tides expected to be one and a half to two times normal. NWS has already reported yards flooding on Saint George Island and the possibility of roads flooding in the area. Be watchful out there.

Winds across the area are expected to pick up Sunday evening and overnight, with wind gusts of 30-50 mph expected. WTOP Meteorologist Mike Stinneford says some damaging gusts are expected in areas near Chesapeake Bay.

The rain will continue tonight, with between one to three inches possible through Monday. Ian’s final rain in the area should leave by early Tuesday morning, according to Storm Team 4 meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli.

The low pressure center and cold front will push eastward through Virginia toward the mid-Atlantic coast Sunday. Steady rainfall and highs in the 50s are expected. By Monday, before diminishing into showers late in the day, an area of low pressure will come from Atlantic coast.

There may be a leftover shower early Tuesday. The day should stay dry, though it will be cloudy with highs in the mid-60s. By Wednesday sunshine will return to the D.C. area.


SUNDAY NIGHT: Rain tapering off to light showers/drizzle after midnight. Windy. Lows low to mid 50s. Wind gusts of 30 to 50 mph are possible.

Monday: Lingering rain, especially east of DC, windy and cool. Highs in the upper 50s.

Tuesday: An early shower. Mostly cloudy with late-day sun possible. Highs in the mid to upper 50s


Hugh Garbrick

Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland’s journalism college in 2020. While studying, he interned at the Queen Anne & Magnolia News, a local paper in Seattle, and reported for the school’s Capital News Service. Hugh is a lifelong MoCo resident, and has listened to the local radio quite a bit.

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