Tropical Storm Ophelia Weather Decisions In MD: Renn Fest, Bay Bridge Paddle, Oktoberfest
This story was last updated Friday at 4:16 p.m. Check with any event organizer before heading out this weekend. Patch reporter Mark Hand wrote the weather forecast portion of this story.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD - Tropical Storm Ophelia could bring strong winds, heavy rain and flooding to Anne Arundel County this weekend. Many events made weather decisions before the storm.
Here are the latest updates on some of the happenings scheduled in Anne Arundel County. Click the links to see the specifics for each event.
- Renaissance Festival (Crownsville): Closed Saturday, open Sunday
- Bay Bridge Paddle (Annapolis): Postponed until next year
- Oktoberfest (West Annapolis): Still happening Sunday rain or shine
- Kunta Kinte Festival (Annapolis City Dock): Canceled this Saturday
- Dinner Under The Stars (Annapolis): Motown concert postponed to Sept. 30
- Wildberry Farm + Market (Crownsville): Canceled this Saturday
- The Great Naptown Scavenger Hunt (Annapolis): Now starts Sunday and lasts a full week
- Capital SUP Floating Concert (Annapolis): Canceled this Saturday
- Navy Men's Soccer (Annapolis): Match moved to Sunday
- Doggy Pool Dive-In (Annapolis): Canceled this Saturday
- Greenstreet Gardens Fall Fest (Lothian): Saturday Fall Fest canceled, Sunday Fall Fest remains to be determined, Hometown Heroes Weekend moved to next weekend
- Flea Market (Glen Burnie): Canceled this Saturday
The storm is expected to arrive late Friday night, stay throughout Saturday and have lingering effects Sunday.
Wind gusts of 50 mph are possible in the Annapolis area, where the National Weather Service warned of possible street flooding in the business district near the harbor. And in Ocean City, 55 mph winds are expected late Friday through Saturday, with up to 6 inches of rain, causing flooding in the downtown area.
A wind advisory will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for portions of central, northeast and southern Maryland, the District of Columbia and central and northern Virginia. Northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected in the DC-Baltimore region. Gusts up to 50 mph are likely along the immediate shore of the Chesapeake Bay and tidal Potomac.
The wind advisory includes: Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford, Cecil, Prince George's, Charles, Montgomery and Howard counties, plus the cities of Elkton, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Waldorf, Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Columbia and Ellicott City.
The National Hurricane Center has expanded a tropical storm warning to six Maryland counties, along with the Chesapeake Bay, which means tropical storm force winds of greater than 39 mph will begin in North Carolina on Friday and then spread northward into Maryland and Virginia on Saturday.
The tropical storm warning was issued for Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico, Dorchester, Calvert and St. Mary's counties from Friday morning until further notice.
To see the full Tropical Storm Ophelia Forecast, click here.
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