FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Officials breathed a cautious sigh of relief Friday after forecasters predicted Hurricane Joaquin would go out to sea instead of slamming into the East Coast.
Though Joaquin isn't likely to have a heavy impact on the Northeast, a separate storm system still could bring substantial rain, officials said, noting that a coastal flood advisory is in effect for sections of the region.
"Rain associated with a separate system is expected to continue tonight and tomorrow," Westport Fire Chief Andy Kingsbury said in a statement. "I would advise residents in low-lying areas to take necessary precautions.”
The coastal flood advisory was set to remain in place until 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
The coastal flood advisory was set to remain in place until 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service .
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