Tropical storm Ophelia formed yesterday and made landfall this morning around 6:20 am along the coast of North Carolina as it moved north along the coastal plain of NC and VA. It is bringing high winds and heavy rain to those areas and is sure to be causing agricultural impacts in that region. We will be watching for more information once the farmers get a chance to go out and assess damage. It is expected to weaken as it moves over land and will be a depression as it enters Maryland on Sunday morning before moving over southern New Jersey and out to sea. Other parts of the region have been benefiting from the sinking air to the west of the storm and have had sunny, dry weather.

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