The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather warning Saturday morning that will remain in effect throughout the weekend for Maryland towns on and around the Chesapeake Bay.
Counties alerted in the warning included Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s and southern Baltimore, according to the NWS.
The release said heavy rain beginning at 8:07 a.m. Saturday was especially hazardous for waterfront communities and specifically mentioned Edgewater, the Naval Academy, the Rhode River and more. The storm was moving 15 mph with its southern-most parts covering southern Anne Arundel County.
“Rainfall accumulation of up to one and a half inches will be possible in less than an a hour. Heavy rain with this show will reduce visibilities to below one mile and may cause ponding of water on roadways,” according to the NWS.
The heavy rain was all but over as of 9 a.m. Saturday, but the NWS said more heavy rain is expected with a potential for localized flash flooding. Thunderstorms are expected on Sunday, and could even “produce damaging winds and large hail,” according to the NWS alert.
Track the storms as they move throughout the region on the NWS Doppler radar.