Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain will cross the watch area through tonight.

"We are stuck in this prolonged pattern as moisture will continue to feed right into the region from the south", Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said.

Highs on Thursday will reach the upper 80s in the Upstate and lower 80s in the mountains thanks to more sunshine, and only isolated storm chances in the afternoon. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. In fact, for the third straight day, flash flood warnings have been issued for parts of the area especially hard hit by repeated heavy rain. Wind will continue to crank up from the southeast at 15-20 miles per hour by the afternoon gusting higher than that at points. Temperatures will crest in the lower and middle 80s amid south breezes of 10 to 20 miles per hour.

According to Wilmoth, wind damage, heavy rain and hail are the biggest threats associated with these storms. Hersheypark amusement park was forced to close its gates for a second time this week due to flash flooding.

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That month, Hurricane Connie brought more than 10 inches of rain in three days. With the chance of rain of 60 to 70%, almost all of southeastern North Carolina will receive one or multiple rounds of rain.

Extreme weather continued to hit the U.S. East and West coasts Wednesday with flooding ravaging much of the eastern seaboard and fires tearing through the West.

Thursday and Friday look much drier, and as we decrease the amount of showers and storms, we will increase our high temperatures.

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