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Flood watch issued for the Baltimore area; showers and thunderstorms in the forecast – Baltimore Sun

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A flood watch has been issued for the Baltimore area, as scattered showers and strong thunderstorms are expected to move across the region late Tuesday afternoon through the evening.

The watch is from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 12 a.m. Wednesday and includes Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

Heavy rain will accompany these storms, which could drop up to 2 inches of rain in an hour, the National Weather Service said. Excessive rainfall could cause flash flooding, and rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone areas could get flooded, NWS said.

Some regions could also see repeated thunderstorm activities leading to increased threats of flooding.

Meteorologists are predicting scattered showers and thunderstorms from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Then, thunderstorms that can produce small hail and gusty winds are possible after 5 p.m., according to NWS.

Skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 92 degrees before the storm strikes. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecasted for Tuesday night with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 71 degrees.

The rest of the week should have mostly sunny or partly cloudy skies, except for Friday with a chance of showers.





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