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Tropical Storm Ophelia Makes Landfall, Heads North Packed With Heavy Rain, Strong Winds
Tropical Storm Ophelia is heading inland and northward, bringing heavy rainfall, coastal flooding, and strong winds that extend well beyond its center.
Ophelia made landfall near Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Saturday morning, Sept. 23.
It's packed with 65-mile-per-hour winds and is moving at around 13 mph.
Isolated tornadoes are possible from the system.
"Ophelia will spread drenching downpours, strong gusts, pounding surf, and ocean, sound, and bay flooding northward along the Atlantic coast from North Carolina to New Jersey, southeastern New York, and southern New England…
Tropical System With Drenching Downpours, Dangerous Winds Takes Aim At Region: Here's Timing
A potent storm system currently identified as Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 is headed to the Northeast packed with heavy rain and strong wind gusts.
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The system, which will move into this region overnight Friday, Sept. 22 into Saturday, Sept. 23, and continue well into Saturday evening, "is expected to become a tropical storm and come onshore over North Carolina, then weaken as it makes its way toward our area," according to the National Weather Service. …