Rain from Sandy will be tapering off from south to north across the hard-hit mid-Atlantic Wednesday.

A few rain showers will be leftover across southeastern and south-central portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Any leftover showers could temporarily hamper clean-up efforts.

While floodwaters trickle downstream, moderate flooding is forecast on Wednesday along the Potomac River due to Sandy's rainfall, including near Washington, D.C., at Little Falls.


Winds will begin to ease on Wednesday; however, it will remain breezy through the rest of the week with sustained winds of 10-20 mph and locally higher gusts.

It will feel chilly through late-week with a gusty breeze factored in, while thousands of people will likely still be dealing with power outages. Highs will be held in the 50s on Thursday and Friday with lows dipping into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Sandy batters Mid-Atlantic region
Extensive flooding occurred in coastal areas of New Jersey and along the Atlantic coast of Maryland due to Sandy's storm surge on Monday.

Large sections of the Atlantic City Boardwalk were floating around in the floodwaters, while famous piers were destroyed.

"Iconic AC pier - destroyed!" tweeted Serena Marshall on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

"Iconic AC pier - destroyed!" tweeted Serena Marshall on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Besides destruction of famous piers and landmarks, significant beach erosion occurred along the New Jersey coast.
Minor storm surge flooding also occurred in the Chesapeake Bay. Early Tuesday at at high tide, minor tidal flooding was occurring around Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

While water surged toward the coast, torrential rainfall and high winds pounded the mid-Atlantic region.

Peak wind gusts include: 60 mph in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; 88 mph in Montclair, N.J.; 81 mph in Allentown, Pa.; 79 mph in Highland Beach, Md.; and 79 mph in Chester Gap, Va.

Governor Christie said early Tuesday that there were 2.4 million customers with no electricity in New Jersey, twice the number of power outages caused by Irene in 2011.