The good news is that Hurricane Joaquin is currently predicted to track offshore now, sparing us much wind and rain:
The bad news is that the nor'easter is really winding up so we'll get a lot of wind and rain anyway. It's blowing pretty good now, and raining moderately. No more worries about the grass turning brown for a while.
Tides are still predicted to max out at 3 ft above the maximum astronomical tide on Sunday night: