Flood Watch For Baltimore County Issued
BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — Showers and scattered thunderstorms could lead to flash flooding in parts of Maryland this weekend, including Baltimore County, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the Baltimore-Washington area due to the potential for flooding from storms that are expected to start late Friday night and last through midday on Saturday.
The flood watch is in effect from 11 p.m. Friday through 2 p.m. Saturday. Rain will likely be heaviest overnight Friday into Saturday morning, according to forecasters.
Most areas will see about 1 to 3 inches of rain, while some spots could see 4 to 7 inches in heavier showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Rain may total 1 to 3 inches within an hour, officials said.
During the rainstorms, runoff could lead to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
These areas in Maryland are under the flood watch:
- Anne Arundel
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County (northern and southern)
- Carroll County
- Frederick County
- Harford County (northwest and southeast)
- Howard County (central and southeast)
- Montgomery County (central, northwest and southeast)
- Prince George's County