UPDATED: 10:45 A.M.
Friday morning started off with a light rain, but then the sky opened up and the wind picked up strength, pushing people around on the boardwalk.
Umbrellas were useless, hats were bound to blow away, and the boardwalk was all but empty, except for a handful of dedicated runners, as the rain kept pouring.
Elizabeth Winter from Old Bridge, New Jersey, had made her way out for a morning cup of coffee before work.
With at least 1-3 inches of rain expected, Ocean City officials warned residents and visitors about the potential for flooding, even in parts of town that don’t typically experience it. On the Ocean City website:
"Just came down yesterday for an extended weekend," he said. "Had a great day yesterday and gonna be sitting inside and playing games today."
With most visitors likely doing the same thing, that's another blow to Shore businesses and restaurants already hit hard because of the coronavirus pandemic.