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Tracking Tropical Storm Ophelia: Storm Downgraded But Still Poses Some Risks

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Tropical Storm Ophelia hit the Mid-Atlantic with strong winds and coastal flooding.

Tracking Tropical Storm Ophelia: Storm Downgraded But Still Poses Some Risks| Knewz

Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall in North Carolina and moved up to Virginia, causing power outages.

Although Tropical Storm Ophelia downgraded, Ophelia is still expected to affect NFL game conditions.

The remains of Tropical Storm Ophelia could cause localized flash flooding from Virginia to New Jersey, with continued coastal flooding along the Chesapeake Bay.

In the Wilmington area, Tropical Storm Ophelia caused power outages and minor damage. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the downgraded Tropical Storm Ophelia till showers it with rain.

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Despite weakening, tropical storm Ophelia is expected to bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to parts of the East Coast and may cause isolated river flooding.

Following the rage of tropical storm Ophelia, another tropical storm named Philippe has formed in the Atlantic, AP News reported.

Before the downgraded tropical storm Ophelia made a landfall, a 38-foot catamaran with five people, including three children, got stranded in rough waters and strong winds near Cape Lookout, North Carolina. They had to be rescued by the Coast Guard on Friday night.

AP News added that scientists say that climate change may increase the frequency of such storms like the recent Hurricane Lee, in the future.

READ MORE| Tropical Storm Ophelia remains may cause more flooding. See its Atlantic coast aftermath.

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