Threat Prompts Flood Watch For Baltimore County

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BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — The threat of flooding prompted the National Weather Service on Tuesday to issue a flood watch for the Baltimore-Washington area, including Baltimore County.

Strong to severe thunderstorms will move across the region late Tuesday afternoon through the evening as a cold front passes through, forecasters say. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain may start after 2 p.m. and is most likely from 5 p.m. to midnight, according to the forecast.

In some cases, heavy rain may fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches an hour, officials said. Certain areas may see repeat thunderstorm activity, posing an increased flood threat. Flash flooding could also occur.

The flood watch runs from 4 p.m. on Tuesday to midnight.

These areas are under the flood watch in Maryland:

  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore County (northern and southern)
  • Howard County (central, southeast and northwest)
  • Montgomery County (central, northwest and southeast)
  • Prince George's County

The District of Columbia and northern Virginia are also under the flood watch.

Excessive runoff may lead to flooding in low-lying areas as well as rivers, creeks, streams and other flood-prone locations. During the flood watch period, creeks and streams may overflow their banks.

Scattered thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening may be accompanied by powerful wind gusts and large hail, officials said, noting the possibility of an isolated tornado as well.

Here is the forecast for Baltimore County from the National Weather Service and AccuWeather.

Courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms between 2 and 5 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5 p.m. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then scattered showers and thunderstorms between midnight and 2 a.m. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light and variable wind.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind around 6 mph.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Friday: A chance of showers after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Friday night: A chance of showers before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Sunday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

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