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Weakening Ophelia still poses a risk of coastal flooding and heavy rain in some parts of the US

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Nearly a day after being downgraded from a tropical storm, Ophelia is still threatening much of the Northeast with coastal flooding, life-threatening waves and heavy rain from Washington to New York City.

That’s according to the National Hurricane Center. As Ophelia weakened, a new tropical storm named Philippe was brewing in the Atlantic. Even though Ophelia was downgraded on Saturday, the center warned that swells generated by the storm would affect the East Coast for the rest of the weekend, likely causing dangerous surf conditions and rip currents.

Ophelia was also expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of additional rain.

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