Ocean City survived another day of a slow-moving coastal storm with only the usual low-lying streets seeing tidal flooding.
Intermittent rain and a steady northeast wind have lingered since Wednesday with a nontropical storm system stalled off the coast. Almost 3 inches of rain have fallen at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township since the storm started.
But forecasters predict the weather to improve as the low-pressure system begins to move out to sea.
On Friday, NBC40 meteorologist Dan Skeldon predicted lighter showers and drizzle for Saturday. "Sunday may end up mainly dry," he said in a Facebook update.
High tide passed shortly before 2 p.m. Friday on Ocean City's bay side, and all main streets were unaffected by tidal flooding.
With rough surf driven by the northeast wind, beaches at the northern and southern ends of the island continued to erode. But dunes and protective sand berms were in no danger of giving way to the waves.
Wave heights in the surf are overhead, but local surfers are waiting for an offshore wind to clean up very choppy conditions. The forecast, however, calls for strong northeast winds to continue through the weekend.
The ocean water temperature was 64.4 degrees on Friday afternoon.