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Ophelia Downgraded To A Tropical Depression: Rain Forecast Sunday

Saturday evening update September 23

As expected, 12 hours after arriving on land, Ophélie lost a lot of energy and wind. The National Hurricane Center has downgraded this situation to a tropical depression. Top winds are 35 mph.

All storm surge and tropical storm warnings have been discontinued.

I understand that this was disappointing for some, while others felt the full force of the wind and waves. Most of the rain was pushed further west, inland. So far, precipitation in central Maryland is generally between 1/2 inch and just over 1 inch.

I tried to mention in all posts that this would behave more like a strong Nor’easter. But I can see the name of the storm and all the tracking data can lead to a broader perception.

The center of the storm still has a cluster of rain and spiral bands that we will follow overnight. This storm is still expected to move north and pass through Maryland on Sunday.

Residual energy could still push waters higher in the bay tonight and early Sunday, but the winds left over from this storm will ease.

In this article we see the possibility of rain or dryness for all local games (Ravens, Commanders and Nationals).

Local wind gusts at 9 p.m.

Gusty winds remain off the ocean, but the strongest winds appear to blow along the Chesapeake Bay.

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Surface weather Saturday evening

Map of Tropical Storm Ophelia for September 23 Saturday evening

Satellite loop

Satellite loop of Tropical Storm Ophelia on September 23


Update from the National Hurricane Center at 8 p.m.

  • LOCATION…37.0N 77.6W

Tropical Storm Warning AND NHC Forecast Map

The central depression should still cross the Chesapeake Bay south of Baltimore… It has always been expected in a degraded form and the winds will be much lighter on Sunday.

Entertainment forecast, then we’ll look at the key deadlines on Sunday.

Tropical Depression Ophelia forecast for September 23 Saturday evening

GFS model from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening

September 23 Rain forecast for Ophélie

Sunday afternoon

The rest of the depression will have more rain to the north. Showers could persist around Baltimore, and more in Pennsylvania.

Winds around the low will be light, and a cool breeze will persist with the rain. Take a closer look below.

September 23 Ophélie Sunday afternoon

Tuesday evening

The residual low could persist off the coast for a few days. This will maintain an east wind over the land. This may also contain clouds and cooler temperatures.

September 23 Ophélie Tuesday evening

Local forecast maps

Radar simulation from Saturday evening to Sunday evening

September 23 Ophelia radar simulation Sunday

Wind forecast

Radar simulation from Saturday evening to Sunday evening

September 23 Ophélie wind simulation Sunday

Sunday cards


Radar forecast for September 23 Sunday morning

1:00 p.m. game time

There is a better chance for Washington to dry out as lingering showers will draw north to Baltimore.

This looks good for the Commanders, Nationals and Ravens.

September 23 Ravens Sunday Afternoon Radar Forecast

Wind forecast

Below the center of the depression, winds will be very light. There will be a cool breeze to the north in Pennsylvania where rain will continue to fall.

Wind forecast for September 23 Sunday afternoon Ravens


It will be a cool fall day. Temperatures will reach the 60s at baseball and football stadiums.

Temperature forecast for September 23 Sunday afternoon Ravens

4:00 p.m.

What’s left of the rain could still fall in Pennsylvania as it moves north.

Wind forecast for September 23 Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

High tide tables

Three key points of interest. High tide overnight and early Sunday is when we can see the highest water.

Additional tables for Maryland can be generated here: Saltwater tides

Baltimore: Fort McHenry

Ophelia high tide Baltimore


Ophélie high tide Annapolis

Ocean City Bay

Ophelia, high tide, Ocean City


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