Joaquin forecast to move away from U.S.; flooding expected across Mid-Atlantic regardless

The National Weather Service forecast models continue to indicate a track for Hurricane Joaquin offshore of the United States East Coast from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic, and the threat of direct impacts from Joaquin in those areas is decreasing.

Even if Joaquin remains offshore, strong onshore winds associated with a frontal system will create minor to moderate coastal flooding along parts of the East Coast.