It’s shaping out to be a wet week as a flood watch goes into effect Wednesday evening and chances of thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next couple of days.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Baltimore area from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday. The watch includes Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford counties.
Heavy rainfall, which is expected later Wednesday, could create flash flooding and produce runoff that may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations, NWS said.
“Multiple rounds of scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and tonight,” according to NWS. “The most likely time period for thunderstorms producing heavy rain and potential flash flooding is this evening, but thunderstorms could develop as early as this afternoon and may linger well into the night.”
Creeks and streams could rise rapidly and spillover while flooding may occur quickly in poor drainage and urban areas, NWS said. Several inches of rain is possible in a short window of time.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected beginning Thursday afternoon with some of the storms possibly producing heavy rain. Then, showers are likely and thunderstorms possible at night.
Chances of showers and thunderstorms are also in the forecast for Thursday and Friday before conditions clears out on the weekend with partly to sunny skies.
Wednesday is party sunny with a high near 89 degree during the day, before becoming mostly cloudy with a low of about 74 degrees at night.