BALTIMORE (WJZ)–  Heavy rain that was part of the system that was Hurricane Zeta prompted flood watches and warnings for much of Maryland on Thursday.

A flood warning remains in effect for St. Mary’s County until 9:15 p.m., while an areal flood warning is in effect for Prince George’s and Charles counties until 3 a.m. Friday.

The last of the moisture from Zeta moved onto the Eastern Shore and then into the Atlantic Ocean by late Thursday afternoon, where a flood watch is in effect through midnight.

A wind advisory has also been issued for Maryland’s beaches, as well as inland Worcester and Somerset counties. The advisory is in effect for the Lower Eastern Shore from 3 p.m. until 10 a.m., and in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties until 8 p.m.

A number of communities across the state saw more than two inches of rainfall, with 2.54″ falling in La Plata, 2.25″ in Ellicott City and 2.16″ at BWI Airport.

Once what’s left of Zeta leaves the region, there will be a brief reprieve before another unrelated system brings additional rain overnight.

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