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Weather Advisories Expire, Ocean Calming Down As Storm Moves Out

Five days of stormy weather produced beach erosion that lingered Wednesday as the final storm clouds began moving out at dusk, with some minor drizzle all that remained.

A slew of weather advisories, including coastal flood warnings, high surf warnings and others had expired. Thursday’s forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a 72-degree day with sunny skies and light winds of less than 5 m.p.h. Sunshine will carry through the weekend, though temperatures are expected to drop into the 40s overnight Friday into Saturday, recovering to a high of just 59 degrees Saturday.

“The pesky coastal low will finally pull away from the east coast overnight, before it merges with another low and moves into the Canadian Maritimes Thursday,” a late-night statement from the National Weather Service said. “A weak surface trough will form across the Mid Atlantic states Thursday, before a cold front moves across the area Friday. High pressure will build out of the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys and into the Mid Atlantic this weekend, before a backdoor cold front approaches the area early next week.”

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Seas will run the calmest they have in over a week, with no small craft advisory currently in effect. The marine forecast calls for 2-4 seas with light swells Thursday. Seas will run 2-3 feet on Saturday and 2-4 feet on Sunday. This week, seas ran as high at 14-feet during the height of the storm, powered by the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

A moderate rip current advisory was posted, meaning dangerous rip currents would be possible, with forecast wave heights of 2-3 feet in the surf zone.

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