Remnants of Ian deliver brisk winds, rain to DC area

Strong, steady winds and occasional rain are expected to affect the D.C. region through Wednesday, as the former Hurricane Ian remains stuck off the mid-Atlantic coast. Here’s what you need to know.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday for inland Worcester County, Maryland, as well as the state’s beach counties.

None of the rain will be particularly heavy, and another inch and a half is expected to fall through midweek, according to Storm Team4 meteorologist Chad Merrill.

He said flooding is not anticipated in the D.C. area, as the soil will be able to handle the additional rainfall.

As Ian’s remnants moved offshore and formed a nor’easter that’s expected to pile even more water into an already-inundated Chesapeake Bay, it threatens to cause the most significant tidal flooding event in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region in the last 10 to 15 years, said Cody Poche, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

The island town of Chincoteague declared a state of emergency Sunday and strongly recommended that residents in certain areas evacuate. The Eastern Shore and northern portion of North Carolina’s Outer Banks were also likely to be affected, according to The Associated Press.


MONDAY: Cloudy, occasional showers. Wind gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures in the 50s.
MONDAY NIGHT: Occasional showers. Lows in the 50s.
TUESDAY: Cloudy, showers. Highs in the 50s.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, light rain. Lows in the 50s.
WEDNESDAY: Drizzle ends by midday, with gradual clearing for the evening commute. Highs in the 60s.
THURSDAY: Early fog, then sunny. Highs in the mid-70s.


Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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